Proverbs 21:6; Proverbs 21:13–14; Proverbs 21:17; Proverbs 21:20; Proverbs 21:26

hThe getting of treasures by a lying tongue

is a ifleeting jvapor and a ksnare of death.1


13  qWhoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor

will himself call out and not be answered.

14  rA gift in secret averts anger,

and a concealed bribe,1 strong wrath.


17  Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man;

he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.


20  xPrecious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling,

but a foolish man ydevours it.


26  All day long he craves and craves,

but the righteous hgives and does not hold back.