Proverbs 13:1-10 (New Revised Standard)

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1 A wise child loves discipline, a but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. 2 From the fruit of their words good persons eat good things, but the desire of the treacherous is for wrongdoing. 3 Those who guard their mouths preserve their lives; those who open wide their lips come to ruin. 4 The appetite of the lazy craves, and gets nothing, while the appetite of the diligent is richly supplied. 5 The righteous hate falsehood, but the wicked act shamefully and disgracefully. 6 Righteousness guards one whose way is upright, but sin overthrows the wicked. 7 Some pretend to be rich, yet have nothing; others pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth. 8 Wealth is a ransom for a person's life, but the poor get no threats. 9 The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked goes out. 10 By insolence the heedless make strife, but wisdom is with those who take advice.
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