Proverbs 13 ESV

1 A wise son hears his father's instruction, but 1a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

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2 From the fruit of his mouth a man 2eats what is good, but the desire of the treacherous 3is for violence.

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3 4Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; 5he who opens wide his lips 6comes to ruin.

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4 7The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent 8is richly supplied.

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5 The righteous hates falsehood, but the wicked brings shamea and disgrace.

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    • ‘ 13:5 - Or stench
      6 9Righteousness guards him whose 10way is blameless, but sin overthrows the wicked.

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      7 11One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; 12another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.

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      8 The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, but a poor man 13hears no threat.

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        • 576 13:8 - [ver. 1]
          9 14The light of the righteous rejoices, but 15the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

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          10 16By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.

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          11 17Wealth gained hastilyb will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.

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              12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, 18but a desire fulfilled is 19a tree of life.

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                  13 Whoever 20despises 21the word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandment will be 22rewarded.

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                  14 The teaching of the wise is 23a fountain of life, that one may 24turn away from the snares of death.

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                  15 25Good sense wins 26favor, but the way of the treacherous is their ruin.c

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                    • “ 13:15 - Probable reading (compare Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate); Hebrew is rugged, or is an enduring rut
                      16 27In everything the prudent acts with knowledge, 28but a fool flaunts his folly.

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                      17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but 29a faithful envoy brings healing.

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                      18 Poverty and disgrace come to him who 30ignores instruction, 31but whoever 32heeds reproof is honored.

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                      19 33A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.

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                          20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
                          21 34Disasterd pursues sinners, 35but the righteous are rewarded with good.

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                              22 36A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but 37the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.

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                              23 The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food, but it is swept away through 38injustice.

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                              24 39Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.e

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                                • • 13:24 - Or who loves him disciplines him early
                                  25 40The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want.

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