Proverbs 13
New American Standard Bible 1995NET Bible
1A wise son accepts his father's discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.1A wise son accepts his father's discipline, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
2From the fruit of a man's mouth he enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is violence.2From the fruit of his speech a person eats good things, but the faithless desire the fruit of violence.
3The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.3The one who guards his words guards his life, but whoever is talkative will come to ruin.
4The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.4The appetite of the sluggard craves but gets nothing, but the desire of the diligent will be abundantly satisfied.
5A righteous man hates falsehood, But a wicked man acts disgustingly and shamefully.5The righteous person hates anything false, but the wicked person acts in shameful disgrace.
6Righteousness guards the one whose way is blameless, But wickedness subverts the sinner.6Righteousness guards the one who lives with integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.7There is one who pretends to be rich and yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor and yet possesses great wealth.
8The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, But the poor hears no rebuke.8The ransom of a person's life is his wealth, but the poor person hears no threat.
9The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.9The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked goes out.
10Through insolence comes nothing but strife, But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.10With pride comes only contention, but wisdom is with the well-advised.
11Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.11Wealth gained quickly will dwindle away, but the one who gathers it little by little will become rich.
12Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.12Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is like a tree of life.
13The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.13The one who despises instruction will pay the penalty, but whoever esteems instruction will be rewarded.
14The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death.14Instruction from the wise is like a life-giving fountain, to turn a person from deadly snares.
15Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard.15Keen insight wins favor, but the conduct of the unfaithful is harsh.
16Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.16Every shrewd person acts with knowledge, but a fool displays his folly.
17A wicked messenger falls into adversity, But a faithful envoy brings healing.17An unreliable messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.
18Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline, But he who regards reproof will be honored.18The one who neglects discipline ends up in poverty and shame, but the one who accepts reproof is honored.
19Desire realized is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil.19A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools abhor turning away from evil.
20He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.20The one who associates with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
21Adversity pursues sinners, But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.21Calamity pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous.
22A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.22A benevolent person leaves an inheritance for his grandchildren, but the wealth of a sinner is stored up for the righteous.
23Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, But it is swept away by injustice.23There is abundant food in the field of the poor, but it is swept away by injustice.
24He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.24The one who spares his rod hates his child, but the one who loves his child is diligent in disciplining him.
25The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, But the stomach of the wicked is in need.25The righteous has enough food to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked lacks food.
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