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Proverbs 13:17-19 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

17 A wicked messenger brings on disaster,
    but a trustworthy envoy is a healing remedy.
18 Poverty and shame befall those who let go of discipline,
    but those who hold on to reproof receive honor.[a]
19 Desire fulfilled delights the soul,
    but turning from evil is an abomination to fools.

Footnotes:

  1. 13:18 The saying plays on letting go and holding on. Wisdom consists in not rejecting discipline and being open to the comments of others, even if they are reproving comments.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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