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News Item 292. Mishlei 17-15 (Falseness)

new proverb was posted on Tuesday, December 13 in the Mishlei section. 

There are times when one is inclined to favor a wicked person, speaking highly of him or giving in to his wishes. Correspondingly there are times when one is inclined to speak in demeaning terms about a righteous person or deny him the benefit the doubt in a dispute. The person who behaves with such falseness may prefer to believe he is fully justified in this behavior. He may think he can thereby persuade the wicked person to do something good or persuade the righteous person that he is not good enough and that needs to have more humility.