Proverbs 11:16–17; Proverbs 12:10; Proverbs 18:23; Proverbs 19:17; Proverbs 21:10; Proverbs 28:13

16  uA gracious woman gets honor,

and vviolent men get riches.

17  wA man who is kind benefits himself,

but a cruel man hurts himself.

10  oWhoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast,

but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.

23  The poor use entreaties,

but ythe rich answer roughly.

17  cWhoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,

and he dwill repay him for his edeed.

10  The soul of the wicked desires evil;

his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.

13  Whoever xconceals his transgressions will not prosper,

but he who yconfesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.