Proverbs 13
New American Standard Bible 1995New Living Translation
1A wise son accepts his father's discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.1A wise child accepts a parent’s discipline; a mocker refuses to listen to correction.
2From the fruit of a man's mouth he enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is violence.2Wise words will win you a good meal, but treacherous people have an appetite for violence.
3The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.3Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything.
4The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.4Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.
5A righteous man hates falsehood, But a wicked man acts disgustingly and shamefully.5The godly hate lies; the wicked cause shame and disgrace.
6Righteousness guards the one whose way is blameless, But wickedness subverts the sinner.6Godliness guards the path of the blameless, but the evil are misled by sin.
7There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.7Some who are poor pretend to be rich; others who are rich pretend to be poor.
8The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, But the poor hears no rebuke.8The rich can pay a ransom for their lives, but the poor won’t even get threatened.
9The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.9The life of the godly is full of light and joy, but the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.
10Through insolence comes nothing but strife, But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.10Pride leads to conflict; those who take advice are wise.
11Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.11Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time.
12Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.12Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is 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.13People who despise advice are asking for trouble; those who respect a command will succeed.
14The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death.14The instruction of the wise is like a life-giving fountain; those who accept it avoid the snares of death.
15Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard.15A person with good sense is respected; a treacherous person is headed for destruction.
16Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.16Wise people think before they act; fools don’t—and even brag about their foolishness.
17A wicked messenger falls into adversity, But a faithful envoy brings healing.17An unreliable messenger stumbles into trouble, but a reliable messenger brings healing.
18Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline, But he who regards reproof will be honored.18If you ignore criticism, you will end in poverty and disgrace; if you accept correction, you will be honored.
19Desire realized is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil.19It is pleasant to see dreams come true, but fools refuse to turn from evil to attain them.
20He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.20Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.
21Adversity pursues sinners, But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.21Trouble chases sinners, while blessings reward 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.22Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner’s wealth passes to the godly.
23Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, But it is swept away by injustice.23A poor person’s farm may produce much food, but injustice sweeps it all away.
24He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.24Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them.
25The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, But the stomach of the wicked is in need.25The godly eat to their hearts’ content, but the belly of the wicked goes hungry.
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