Proverbs 13
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1A wise son—the instruction of a father, || And a scorner—he has not heard rebuke.

2A man eats good from the fruit of the mouth, || And the soul of the treacherous—violence.

3Whoever is keeping his mouth, is keeping his soul, || Whoever is opening wide his lips—ruin to him!

4The soul of the slothful is desiring, and does not have. And the soul of the diligent is made fat.

5The righteous hates a false word, || And the wicked causes abhorrence, and is confounded.

6Righteousness keeps him who is perfect in the way, || And wickedness overthrows a sin offering.

7There is [he] who is making himself rich, and has nothing, || Who is making himself poor, and wealth [is] abundant.

8The ransom of a man’s life [are] his riches, || And the poor has not heard rebuke.

9The light of the righteous rejoices, || And the lamp of the wicked is extinguished.

10A vain man causes debate through pride, || And wisdom [is] with the counseled.

11Wealth from vanity becomes little, || And whoever is gathering by the hand becomes great.

12Hope prolonged is making the heart sick, || And a tree of life [is] the coming desire.

13Whoever is despising the word is destroyed for it, || And whoever is fearing the command is repaid.

14The law of the wise [is] a fountain of life, || To turn aside from snares of death.

15Good understanding gives grace, || And the way of the treacherous [is] hard.

16Every prudent one deals with knowledge, || And a fool spreads out folly.

17A wicked messenger falls into evil, || And a faithful ambassador is healing.

18Whoever is refusing instruction—poverty and shame, || And whoever is observing reproof is honored.

19A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, || And an abomination to fools || [Is] to turn from evil.

20Whoever is walking with wise men is wise, || And a companion of fools suffers evil.

21Evil pursues sinners, || And good repays the righteous.

22A good man causes sons’ sons to inherit, || And the sinner’s wealth [is] laid up for the righteous.

23Abundance of food—the tillage of the poor, || And substance is consumed without judgment.

24Whoever is sparing his rod is hating his son, || And whoever is loving him has hurried his discipline.

25The righteous is eating to the satiety of his soul, || And the belly of the wicked lacks!


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