Proverbs 13

1

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

2

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

3

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

4

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

5

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

6

Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

7

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

8

The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

9

The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

10

Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

11

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

12

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

13

Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

14

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

15

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

16

Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

17

A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

18

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

19

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

20

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

21

Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.

22

A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

23

Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

24

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

25

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


The King James version of the Bible. 1611.

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