Proverbs 13
Christian Standard BibleEnglish Standard Version
1A wise son responds to his father's discipline, but a mocker doesn't listen to rebuke.1A wise son hears his father’s instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
2From the fruit of his mouth, a person will enjoy good things, but treacherous people 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.
3The one who guards his mouth protects his life; the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.3Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
4The slacker craves, yet has nothing, but the diligent is fully satisfied.4The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
5The righteous hate lying, but the wicked bring disgust and shame.5The righteous hates falsehood, but the wicked brings shame and disgrace.
6Righteousness guards people of integrity, but wickedness undermines the sinner.6Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, but sin overthrows the wicked.
7One person pretends to be rich but has nothing; another pretends to be poor but has abundant wealth.7One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
8Riches are a ransom for a person's life, but a poor person hears no threat.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 put out.9The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
10Arrogance leads to nothing but strife, but wisdom is gained by those who take advice.10By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.
11Wealth obtained by fraud will dwindle, but whoever earns it through labor will multiply it.11Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.
12Hope delayed makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.12Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
13The one who has contempt for instruction will pay the penalty, but the one who respects a command will be rewarded.13Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded.
14A wise person's instruction is a fountain of life, turning people away 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 sense wins favor, but the way of the treacherous never changes.15Good sense wins favor, but the way of the treacherous is their ruin.
16Every sensible person acts knowledgeably, but a fool displays his stupidity.16Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.
17A wicked envoy falls into trouble, but a trustworthy courier brings healing.17A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.
18Poverty and disgrace come to those who ignore discipline, but the one who accepts correction will be honored.18Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is honored.
19Desire fulfilled is sweet to the taste, but to turn from evil is detestable to fools.19A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.
20The one who walks with the wise will become wise, but a companion of fools will suffer harm.20Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
21Disaster pursues sinners, but good rewards the righteous.21Disaster pursues sinners, but the righteous are rewarded with good.
22A good man leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren, but the 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.
23The uncultivated field of the poor yields abundant food, but without justice, it is swept away.23The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food, but it is swept away through injustice.
24The one who will not use the rod hates his son, but the one who loves him disciplines him diligently.24Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.
25A righteous person eats until he is satisfied, but the stomach of the wicked is empty.25The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want.
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