Proverbs 16:28-33

A perverse person stirs up conflict,
    and a gossip separates close friends.

A violent person entices their neighbor
    and leads them down a path that is not good.

Whoever winks with their eye is plotting perversity;
    whoever purses their lips is bent on evil.

Gray hair is a crown of splendor;
    it is attained in the way of righteousness.

Better a patient person than a warrior,
    one with self-control than one who takes a city.

The lot is cast into the lap,
    but its every decision is from the Lord.

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Proverbs 17:1-4

Better a dry crust with peace and quiet
    than a house full of feasting, with strife.

A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son
    and will share the inheritance as one of the family.

The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,
    but the Lord tests the heart.

A wicked person listens to deceitful lips;
    a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.

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