Proverbs 13
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A Wise Son Heeds his Father's Instruction

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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.1A wise son accepts his father's discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.1A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.1A wise son responds to his father's discipline, but a mocker doesn't 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.2From the fruit of a man's mouth he enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is violence.2A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.2From the words of his mouth, a man will enjoy good things, but treacherous people have an appetite 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.3The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.3He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.3The one who guards his mouth protects his life; the one who opens his lips invites his own 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.4The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.4The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.4The slacker craves, yet has nothing, but the diligent is fully satisfied.
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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.5A righteous man hates falsehood, But a wicked man acts disgustingly and shamefully.5A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.5The righteous hate lying, but the wicked act disgustingly and disgracefully.
6Righteousness guards the person of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.6Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, but sin overthrows the wicked.6Righteousness guards the one whose way is blameless, But wickedness subverts the sinner.6Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.6Righteousness guards people of integrity, but wickedness undermines the sinner.
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.7There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.7There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.7One man pretends to be rich but has nothing; another pretends to be poor but 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.8The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, But the poor hears no rebuke.8The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.8Riches are a ransom for a man's life, 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.9The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.9The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.9The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is put out.
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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.10Through insolence comes nothing but strife, But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.10Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.10Arrogance leads to nothing but strife, but wisdom is gained by those who take advice.
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.11Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.11Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.11Wealth obtained by fraud will dwindle, but whoever earns it through labor will multiply 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.12Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.12Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.12Delayed hope makes the heart sick, but fulfilled desire 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.13The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.13Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.13The one who has contempt for instruction will pay the penalty, but the one who respects a command 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.14The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death.14The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.14A wise man's instruction is a fountain of life, turning people away from the snares of death.
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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.15Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard.15Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.15Good sense wins favor, but the way of the treacherous never changes.
16All who are prudent act with knowledge, but fools expose their folly.16Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.16Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.16Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.16Every sensible person acts knowledgeably, but a fool displays his stupidity.
17A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.17A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.17A wicked messenger falls into adversity, But a faithful envoy brings healing.17A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.17A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy courier 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.18Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline, But he who regards reproof will be honored.18Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.18Poverty and disgrace come to those who ignore discipline, but the one who accepts correction will be 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.19Desire realized is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil.19The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.19Desire fulfilled is sweet to the taste, but to turn from evil is an abomination to fools.
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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.20He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.20He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.20The one who walks with the wise will become wise, but a 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.21Adversity pursues sinners, But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.21Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.21Disaster pursues sinners, but good rewards the righteous.
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.22A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.22A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.22A good man leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren, but the sinner's wealth is stored 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.23Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, But it is swept away by injustice.23Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.23The uncultivated field of the poor yields abundant food, but without justice, it is swept away.
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.24He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.24He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.24The one who will not use the rod hates his son, but the one who loves him disciplines him diligently.
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.25The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, But the stomach of the wicked is in need.25The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.25A righteous man eats until he is satisfied, but the stomach of the wicked is empty.



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