Proverbs 13
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1A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.1A wise son accepts his father's discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
2A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence.2From the fruit of a man's mouth he enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is violence.
3He who guards his mouth preserves his life, But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.3The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
4The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.4The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.
5A righteous man hates lying, But a wicked man is loathsome and comes to shame.5A righteous man hates falsehood, But a wicked man acts disgustingly and shamefully.
6Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, But wickedness overthrows the sinner.6Righteousness guards the one whose way is blameless, But wickedness subverts the sinner.
7There is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing; And one who makes himself poor, yet has great riches.7There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.
8The ransom of a man’s life is his riches, But the poor does not hear rebuke.8The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, But the poor hears no rebuke.
9The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked will be put out.9The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.
10By pride comes nothing but strife, But with the well-advised is wisdom.10Through insolence comes nothing but strife, But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.
11Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, But he who gathers by labor will increase.11Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.
12Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.12Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
13He who despises the word will be destroyed, But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded.13The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
14The law of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death.14The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death.
15Good understanding gains favor, But the way of the unfaithful is hard.15Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard.
16Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool lays open his folly.16Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.
17A wicked messenger falls into trouble, But a faithful ambassador brings health.17A wicked messenger falls into adversity, But a faithful envoy brings healing.
18Poverty and shame will come to him who disdains correction, But he who regards a rebuke will be honored.18Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline, But he who regards reproof will be honored.
19A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.19Desire realized is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil.
20He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed.20He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.
21Evil pursues sinners, But to the righteous, good shall be repaid.21Adversity pursues sinners, But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.
22A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for 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.
23Much food is in the fallow ground of the poor, And for lack of justice there is waste.23Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, But it is swept away by injustice.
24He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.24He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.
25The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul, But the stomach of the wicked shall be in want.25The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, But the stomach of the wicked is in need.
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