Proverbs 11:29-31

Exploit or abuse your family, and end up with a fistful of air;
    common sense tells you it’s a stupid way to live.

A good life is a fruit-bearing tree;
    a violent life destroys souls.

If good people barely make it,
    what’s in store for the bad!

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Proverbs 12:1-7

If You Love Learning

If you love learning, you love the discipline that goes with it—
    how shortsighted to refuse correction!

A good person basks in the delight of God,
    and he wants nothing to do with devious schemers.

You can’t find firm footing in a swamp,
    but life rooted in God stands firm.

A hearty wife invigorates her husband,
    but a frigid woman is cancer in the bones.

The thinking of principled people makes for justice;
    the plots of degenerates corrupt.

The words of the wicked kill;
    the speech of the upright saves.

Wicked people fall to pieces—there’s nothing to them;
    the homes of good people hold together.

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