Proverbs 13
NMV
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1A wise son [hears] his father’s instruction: but a scorner hears not rebuke (reprimand; strongly warn; restrain).
2A man shall eat good by the fruit of [his] mouth: but the soul of the transgressors [shall eat] violence.
3He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: [but] he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
4The soul of the sluggard desires, and [has] nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
5A righteous [man] hates lying: but a wicked [man] is loathsome, and cometh to shame.
6Righteousness keeps [him that is] upright in the way: but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7There is that makes himself rich, yet [has] nothing: [there is] that makes himself poor, yet [has] great riches.
8The ransom of a man’s life [are] his riches: but the poor hears not rebuke (reprimand; strongly warn; restrain).
9The light of the righteous rejoices: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
10Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised [is] wisdom.
11Wealth [gotten] by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labour shall increase.
12Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but [when] the desire cometh, [it is] a tree of life.
13Whoso despises the word shall be destroyed: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded.
14The law of the wise [is] a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
15Good understanding gives favour: but the way of transgressors [is] hard.
16Every prudent [man] deals with knowledge: but a fool lays open [his] folly.
17A wicked messenger falls into mischief: but a faithful ambassador [is] health.
18Poverty and shame [shall be to] him that refuses instruction: but he that regards reproof (rebuke; scolding) shall be honoured.
19The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but [it is] abomination to fools to depart from evil.
20He that walks with wise [men] shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
21Evil pursues sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repaid.
22A good [man] leaves an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner [is] laid up for the just.
23Much food [is in] the tillage of the poor: but there is [that is] destroyed for lack of judgment.
24He that spares his rod hates his son: but he that loves him chastens him early.
25The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall lack.

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