Proverbs 11:29-31

Those who bring trouble on their families inherit the wind.
    The fool will be a servant to the wise.

The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life;
    a wise person wins friends.[a]

If the righteous are rewarded here on earth,
    what will happen to wicked sinners?[b]

  1. 11:30 Or and those who win souls are wise.
  2. 11:31 Greek version reads If the righteous are barely saved, / what will happen to godless sinners? Compare 1 Pet 4:18.

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Proverbs 12:1-7

To learn, you must love discipline;
    it is stupid to hate correction.

The Lord approves of those who are good,
    but he condemns those who plan wickedness.

Wickedness never brings stability,
    but the godly have deep roots.

A worthy wife is a crown for her husband,
    but a disgraceful woman is like cancer in his bones.

The plans of the godly are just;
    the advice of the wicked is treacherous.

The words of the wicked are like a murderous ambush,
    but the words of the godly save lives.

The wicked die and disappear,
    but the family of the godly stands firm.

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