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22 True enrichment comes from the blessing of the Lord,
with rest and contentment[a] in knowing
that it all comes from him.
23 The fool finds his fun in doing wrong,[b]
but the wise delight in having discernment.
24 The lawless are haunted by their fears
and what they dread will come upon them,[c]
but the longings of the lovers of God will all be fulfilled.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 10:22 Or “with no labor or sorrow attached.”
  2. Proverbs 10:23 The word translated “fool” means “moron” in the Aramaic.
  3. Proverbs 10:24 This speaks of the consequences of sin. There is a judge who sees all that we do and will call us to account one day.

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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