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.a

References for Proverbs 13:6

    • ™ 13:6 - the sinner: Heb. sin
      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 lampb of the wicked shall be put out.

      References for Proverbs 13:9

        • š 13:9 - lamp: or, candle
          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 labourc shall increase.

          References for Proverbs 13:11

            • › 13:11 - by labour: Heb. with the hand
              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.d

              References for Proverbs 13:13

                • œ 13:13 - shall be rewarded: or, shall be in peace
                  14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
                  16 Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.
                  17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithfule ambassador is health.

                  References for Proverbs 13:17

                    •  13:17 - a faithful...: Heb. an ambassador of faithfulness
                      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.f

                      References for Proverbs 13:20

                        • ž 13:20 - destroyed: Heb. broken
                          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.