20 Those with twisted minds are detestable to the Lord,
but those with blameless conduct are his delight.(A)

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The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to the Lord,(A)
but the prayer of the upright is his delight.(B)

The Lord detests the way of the wicked,
but he loves the one who pursues righteousness.(C)

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24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb:(A)
sweet to the taste[a] and health to the body.[b](B)

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Footnotes

  1. 16:24 Lit throat
  2. 16:24 Lit bones

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