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9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright.
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13 Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.
6 Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.[a]
7 The name of the righteous is used in blessings,[b] but the name of the wicked will rot.
16 The wages of the righteous is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.
28 The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.
29 The way of the Lord is a refuge for the blameless, but it is the ruin of those who do evil.
30 The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land.
5 The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.
6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.
7 Hopes placed in mortals die with them; all the promise of[a] their power comes to nothing.
8 The righteous person is rescued from trouble, and it falls on the wicked instead.
9 With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape.
10 When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.
18 A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
19 Truly the righteous attain life, but whoever pursues evil finds death.
20 The Lord detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.
2 Good people obtain favor from the Lord, but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes.
3 No one can be established through wickedness, but the righteous cannot be uprooted.
5 The plans of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them.
7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm.
8 A person is praised according to their prudence, and one with a warped mind is despised.
12 The wicked desire the stronghold of evildoers, but the root of the righteous endures.
21 No harm overtakes the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble.
28 In the way of righteousness there is life; along that path is immortality.
9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
21 Trouble pursues the sinner, but the righteous are rewarded with good things.
25 The righteous eat to their hearts’ content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.
11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
19 Evildoers will bow down in the presence of the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
34 Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people.
6 The house of the righteous contains great treasure, but the income of the wicked brings ruin.
19 The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.
7 The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.