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22 It is the Lord's blessing that makes you wealthy. Hard work can make you no richer.[a]

23 It is foolish to enjoy doing wrong. Intelligent people take pleasure in wisdom.

24 The righteous get what they want, but the wicked will get what they fear most.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 10:22 Hard work … richer; or And the Lord does not add sorrow to your wealth.

22 The blessing of the Lord(A) brings wealth,(B)
    without painful toil for it.(C)

23 A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes,(D)
    but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.

24 What the wicked dread(E) will overtake them;(F)
    what the righteous desire will be granted.(G)

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