Proverbs 131 A wise son [takes] his father's chastening: but a scorner does not hear rebuke. 2 Of the fruit of his mouth man shall eat well: but the soul of the transgressors [shall] starve. 3 He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: [but] he that opens his lips often shall have calamity. 4 The soul of the sluggard desires, and attains nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. 5 The righteous [man] hates lying: but the wicked [man] makes himself loathsome, and abominable. 6 Righteousness keeps the one of [the] perfect way: but wickedness overthrows the sinner. 7 There are [those] that make themselves rich, yet [have] nothing: [there are those] that make themselves poor, yet [have] great riches. 8 The redemption of a man's life [is] his riches: but the poor does not hear rebuke. 9 The light of the righteous shall rejoice: but the fire of the wicked shall be put out. 10 Pride shall certainly give birth to contention: but with the well advised [is] wisdom. 11 The riches of vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labour shall increase. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but [when] the desire [is] fulfilled, [it is] a tree of life. 13 Whosoever despises the word shall perish by it: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded. 14 The law of the wise [is] a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. 15 Good understanding brings forth grace: but the way of transgressors [is] hard. 16 Every sane [man] works according to wisdom: but the fool shall manifest [his] folly. 17 A bad messenger shall fall into evil: but a faithful ambassador [is] medicine. 18 Poverty and shame [shall be to] him that refuses chastening: but he that regards reproof shall be honoured. 19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but [it is] abomination to fools to depart from evil. 20 He that walks with wise [men] shall be wise, but the companion of fools shall be destroyed. 21 Evil pursues sinners, but to the righteous good shall be repaid. 22 A good [man] shall leave an inheritance to his children's children, and the wealth of the sinner [is] laid up for the just. 23 In the fallow ground of the poor there [is] much bread, but it is lost for lack of judgment. 24 He that cuts short chastening hates his son, but he that loves him chastens him early. 25 The righteous eats until his soul is satisfied, but the belly of the wicked shall lack.:
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