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Proverbs 14:18-20 The Passion Translation (TPT)

18 The naïve demonstrate a lack of wisdom,
but the lovers of wisdom are crowned with revelation-knowledge.
19 Evil ones will pay tribute to good people
and eventually come to be servants of the godly.[a]
20 The poor are disliked even by their neighbors,
but everyone wants to get close to the wealthy.


  1. Proverbs 14:19 The Hebrew phrase literally means “They will come [or bow] at the gates of the righteous.”
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Proverbs 14:18-20 New International Version (NIV)

18 The simple inherit folly,
    but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

19 Evildoers will bow down in the presence of the good,
    and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors,
    but the rich have many friends.

New International Version (NIV)

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