Proverbs 13

Proverbs 13

1A wise son responds to his father’s discipline,
but a mocker doesn’t listen to rebuke.
2From the fruit of his mouth,
a person will enjoy good things,#Pr 12:14
but treacherous people have an appetite for violence.#Pr 1:10–12,31; 18:20–21; Is 32:6–8
3The one who guards his mouth protects his life;#Pr 18:21; 21:23; Jms 3:2
the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.#Pr 10:14; 12:13; 18:7
4The slacker craves, yet has nothing,
but the diligent is fully satisfied.#Pr 10:4; 12:24,27; 19:15
5The righteous hate lying,
but the wicked bring disgust and shame.
6Righteousness guards people of integrity,#13:6 Lit guards integrity of way
but wickedness undermines the sinner.#Pr 10:29; 11:3
7One person pretends to be rich but has nothing;#Pr 11:24; Lk 12:20–21; 1Tm 6:17–19; Rv 3:17–18
another pretends to be poor but has abundant wealth.#Lk 12:33; 2Co 6:10; Jms 2:5
8Riches are a ransom for a person’s life,#Jb 2:4; Pr 10:15
but a poor person hears no threat.
9The light of the righteous shines brightly,#Pr 4:18
but the lamp of the wicked is put out.#Jb 18:5–6; Pr 20:20; 24:20
10Arrogance leads to nothing but strife,#Pr 17:19
but wisdom is gained by those who take advice.
11Wealth obtained by fraud will dwindle,#Pr 10:2; 20:21; 23:5
but whoever earns it through labor#13:11 Lit whoever gathers upon his hand will multiply it.#Pr 10:4; 21:5–6
12Hope delayed makes the heart sick,
but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.#Pr 11:30; 15:4
13The one who has contempt for instruction will pay the penalty,#Nm 15:31; 2Ch 36:16
but the one who respects a command will be rewarded.#Pr 3:1–2; 4:4; 6:23
14A wise person’s instruction is a fountain of life,#Pr 10:11; 14:27
turning people away from the snares of death.#Ps 18:5; 116:3
15Good sense wins favor,#Pr 3:4
but the way of the treacherous never changes.#13:15 LXX, Syr, Tg read treacherous will perish
16Every sensible person acts knowledgeably,
but a fool displays his stupidity.#Pr 12:23; 15:2; Ec 10:3
17A wicked envoy falls into trouble,
but a trustworthy courier brings healing.#Pr 25:13
18Poverty and disgrace come to those
who ignore discipline,
but the one who accepts correction will be honored.#Pr 5:12–14; 12:1; 15:31–33
19Desire fulfilled is sweet to the taste,
but to turn from evil is detestable to fools.#Pr 16:22; 29:27
20The one who walks with the wise will become wise,
but a companion of fools will suffer harm.
21Disaster pursues sinners,
but good rewards the righteous.#Ps 32:10; Pr 11:31; 13:13
22A good man leaves an inheritance to his#13:22 Or inheritance: his grandchildren,
but the sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.#Jb 27:13–17; Pr 28:8; Ec 2:26
23The uncultivated field of the poor yields abundant food,
but without justice, it is swept away.
24The one who will not use the rod hates his son,#Pr 19:18; 22:15; 23:13–14; 29:15,17
but the one who loves him disciplines him diligently.#Dt 8:5; Pr 3:12; Heb 12:5–7
25A righteous person eats until he is satisfied,
but the stomach of the wicked is empty.#Pr 10:3

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