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Twenty-Five Proverbs to Mull Over

Trust in the LORD with all your heart         and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him,
       and he will make your paths straight. (3:5-6)Work
Lazy hands make a man poor,
       but diligent hands bring wealth. (10:4)
 He who works his land will have abundant food,
       but he who chases fantasies lacks judgment. (12:11)

He who guards his lips guards his life,
       but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin. (13:3)
The tongue has the power of life and death,
       and those who love it will eat its fruit. (18:21)
 For lack of guidance a nation falls,
       but many advisers make victory sure. (11:14)
He who listens to a life-giving rebuke
       will be at home among the wise. (15:31)
A gossip betrays a confidence;
       so avoid a man who talks too much. (20:19)

Dishonest money dwindles away,
       but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow. (13:11)
A generous man will prosper;
       he who refreshes others will himse…