Proverbs 13
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1A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.1A wise son hears his father’s instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
2From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things, but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence.2From the fruit of his mouth a man eats what is good, but the desire of the treacherous is for violence.
3Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.3Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
4A sluggard's appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.4The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
5The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves.5The righteous hates falsehood, but the wicked brings shame and disgrace.
6Righteousness guards the person of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.6Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, but sin overthrows the wicked.
7One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.7One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
8A person's riches may ransom their life, but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.8The ransom of a man’s life is his wealth, but a poor man hears no threat.
9The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.9The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
10Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.10By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.
11Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.11Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.
12Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.12Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
13Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it, but whoever respects a command is rewarded.13Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded.
14The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.14The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.
15Good judgment wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction.15Good sense wins favor, but the way of the treacherous is their ruin.
16All who are prudent act with knowledge, but fools expose their folly.16Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.
17A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.17A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.
18Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.18Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is honored.
19A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.19A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.
20Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.20Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
21Trouble pursues the sinner, but the righteous are rewarded with good things.21Disaster pursues sinners, but the righteous are rewarded with good.
22A good person leaves an inheritance for their children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.22A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.
23An unplowed field produces food for the poor, but injustice sweeps it away.23The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food, but it is swept away through injustice.
24Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.24Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.
25The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.25The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want.
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