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He who hides hatred has lying lips,
And he who spreads slander is a fool.(A)
When there are many words, transgression and offense are unavoidable,
But he who controls his lips and keeps thoughtful silence is wise.
The tongue of the righteous is like precious silver (greatly valued);
The heart of the wicked is worth little.

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18 Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips(A)
    and spreads slander is a fool.

19 Sin is not ended by multiplying words,
    but the prudent hold their tongues.(B)

20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver,
    but the heart of the wicked is of little value.

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