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Proverbs 13

Proverbs 13:1  
A wise son listens to his father’s instruction, but a scoffer doesn’t listen to rebuke.

Proverbs 13:2  
By the fruit of his lips, a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful crave violence.

Proverbs 13:3  
He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Proverbs 13:4  
The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.

Proverbs 13:5  
A righteous man hates lies, but a wicked man brings shame and disgrace.

Proverbs 13:6  
Righteousness guards the way of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.

Proverbs 13:7  
There are some who pretend to be rich, yet have nothing. There are some who pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth.

Proverbs 13:8  
The ransom of a man’s life is his riches, but the poor hear no threats.

Proverbs 13:9  
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.

Proverbs 13:10  
Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is with people who take advice.

Proverbs 13:11  
Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand makes it grow.

Proverbs 13:12  
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.

Proverbs 13:13  
Whoever despises instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command will be rewarded.

Proverbs 13:14  
The teaching of the wise is a spring of life, to turn from the snares of death.

Proverbs 13:15  
Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.

Proverbs 13:16  
Every prudent man acts from knowledge, but a fool exposes folly.

Proverbs 13:17  
A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy gains healing.

Proverbs 13:18  
Poverty and shame come to him who refuses discipline, but he who heeds correction shall be honored.

Proverbs 13:19  
Longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.

Proverbs 13:20  
One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.

Proverbs 13:21  
Misfortune pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous.

Proverbs 13:22  
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored for the righteous.

Proverbs 13:23  
An abundance of food is in poor people’s fields, but injustice sweeps it away.

Proverbs 13:24  
One who spares the rod hates his son, but one who loves him is careful to discipline him.

Proverbs 13:25  
The righteous one eats to the satisfying of his soul, but the belly of the wicked goes hungry.


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