Proverbs 131 A wise son heareth his father’s ▼ instruction; But a scoffer heareth not rebuke. ▼
▼ 1) Or correction2 A man shall eat good ▼ by the fruit of his mouth; But ▼ the soul of the treacherous shall eat violence. ▼
▼ 1) Or from 2) Or the desire of the treacherous is for violence3 He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his life; But he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. 4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. 5 A righteous man hateth lying; But a wicked man ▼ is loathsome, and cometh to shame. ▼
▼ 1) Or causeth shame and bringeth reproach6 Righteousness guardeth ▼ him that is upright in the way; But wickedness overthroweth ▼ the sinner. ▼
▼ 1) Heb uprightness of way 2) Heb sin7 There is that ▼ maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: There is that ▼ maketh himself poor, yet hath great wealth. ▼
▼ 1) Or feigneth8 The ransom of a man’s life is his riches; But the poor heareth no ▼ threatening. ▼
▼ 1) Or rebuke9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth; But the lamp of the wicked shall be put out. 10 By pride cometh only contention; But with the well-advised is wisdom. 11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished; But he that gathereth ▼ by labor shall have increase. ▼
▼ 1) Heb with the hand12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; But when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. 13 Whoso despiseth the word ▼ bringeth destruction on himself; But he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. ▼
▼ 1) Or maketh himself a debtor thereto14 The ▼ law of the wise is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death. ▼
▼ 1) Or teaching15 Good understanding ▼ giveth favor; But the way of the transgressor is hard. ▼
▼ 1) Or getteth16 Every prudent man worketh with knowledge; But a fool flaunteth his folly. 17 A wicked messenger falleth into evil; But a faithful ambassador is health. 18 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth ▼ correction; But he that regardeth reproof shall be honored. ▼
▼ 1) Or instruction19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil. 20 ▼ Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise; But the companion of fools shall ▼ smart for it. ▼
▼ 1) According to another reading He that walketh with wise men shall be wise 2) Heb be broken21 Evil pursueth sinners; But the righteous shall be recompensed with good. 22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children; And the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous. 23 Much food is in the ▼ tillage of the poor; But there is that is destroyed by reason of injustice. ▼
▼ 1) Or tilled land24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son; But he that loveth him chasteneth him ▼ betimes. ▼
▼ 1) Or diligently25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul; But the belly of the wicked shall want.
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