Chapter 13

PRO.13:1 A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
PRO.13:2 A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence.
PRO.13:3 He who guards his mouth preserves his life, But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
PRO.13:4 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.
PRO.13:5 A righteous man hates lying, But a wicked man is loathsome and comes to shame.
PRO.13:6 Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, But wickedness overthrows the sinner.
PRO.13:7 There is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing; And one who makes himself poor, yet has great riches.
PRO.13:8 The ransom of a man’s life is his riches, But the poor does not hear rebuke.
PRO.13:9 The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
PRO.13:10 By pride comes nothing but strife, But with the well-advised is wisdom.
PRO.13:11 Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, But he who gathers by labor will increase.
PRO.13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.
PRO.13:13 He who despises the word will be destroyed, But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
PRO.13:14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death.
PRO.13:15 Good understanding gains favor, But the way of the unfaithful is hard.
PRO.13:16 Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool lays open his folly.
PRO.13:17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, But a faithful ambassador brings health.
PRO.13:18 Poverty and shame will come to him who disdains correction, But he who regards a rebuke will be honored.
PRO.13:19 A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.
PRO.13:20 He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed.
PRO.13:21 Evil pursues sinners, But to the righteous, good shall be repaid.
PRO.13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
PRO.13:23 Much food is in the fallow ground of the poor, And for lack of justice there is waste.
PRO.13:24 He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.
PRO.13:25 The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul, But the stomach of the wicked shall be in want.

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