Proverbs 13
King James 2000

1A wise son hears his father's instruction: but a scoffer hears not rebuke.

2A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors feeds on violence.

3He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

4The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.

5A righteous man hates lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and comes to shame.

6Righteousness keeps him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthrows the sinner.

7There is one that makes himself rich, yet has nothing: there is one that makes himself poor, yet has great riches.

8The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor hears not rebuke.

9The light of the righteous rejoices: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

10Only by pride comes strife: but with the well advised is wisdom.

11Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labor shall increase.

12Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.

13Whosoever despises the word shall be destroyed: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded.

14The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

15Good understanding gives favor: but the way of transgressors is hard.

16Every prudent man deals with knowledge: but a fool lays open his folly.

17A wicked messenger falls into trouble: but a faithful ambassador is health.

18Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuses instruction: but he that regards reproof shall be honored.

19The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

20He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

21Evil pursues sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repaid.

22A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children: but the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

23Much food is in the fallow ground of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for lack of justice.

24He that spares his rod hates his son: but he that loves him chastens him early.

25The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall go hungry.

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