Proverbs 13

1A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

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

3He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

4The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

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

6Righteousness keepeth him that isupright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
the sinner: Heb. sin

7There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

8The ransom of a man’s life is his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

9The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
lamp: or, candle

10Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised iswisdom.

11Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.
by labour: Heb. with the hand

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

13Whoever despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
shall be rewarded: or, shall be in peace

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

15Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

16Every prudent mandealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.
layeth...: Heb. spreadeth

17A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.
a faithful...: Heb. an ambassador of faithfulness

18Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

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

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

21Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be rewarded with prosperity.

22A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and 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 judgment.

24He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him early.

25The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

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