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31 If you oppress poor people, you insult the God who made them; but kindness shown to the poor is an act of worship.

32 Wicked people bring about their own downfall by their evil deeds, but good people are protected by their integrity.[a]

33 Wisdom is in every thought of intelligent people; fools know nothing[b] about wisdom.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 14:32 Some ancient translations integrity; Hebrew death.
  2. Proverbs 14:33 One ancient translation nothing; Hebrew does not have this word.

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