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Proverbs 13 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A wise son is a lover of teaching, but the ears of the haters of authority are shut to sharp words. 1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
2 A man will get good from the fruit of his lips, but the desire of the false is for violent acts. 2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
3 He who keeps a watch on his mouth keeps his life; but he whose lips are open wide will have destruction. 3 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
4 The hater of work does not get his desires, but the soul of the hard workers will be made fat. 4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
5 The upright man is a hater of false words: the evil-doer gets a bad name and is put to shame. 5 The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.
6 Righteousness keeps safe him whose way is without error, but evil-doers are overturned by sin. 6 Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7 A man may be acting as if he had wealth, but have nothing; another may seem poor, but have great wealth. 7 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
8 A man will give his wealth in exchange for his life; but the poor will not give ear to sharp words. 8 A man's riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat.
9 There is a glad dawn for the upright man, but the light of the sinner will be put out. 9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
10 The only effect of pride is fighting; but wisdom is with the quiet in spirit. 10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
11 Wealth quickly got will become less; but he who gets a store by the work of his hands will have it increased. 11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
12 Hope put off is a weariness to the heart; but when what is desired comes, it is a tree of life. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
13 He who makes sport of the word will come to destruction, but the respecter of the law will be rewarded. 13 He who scorns instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command is rewarded.
14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning men away from the nets of death. 14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
15 Wise behaviour gets approval, but the way of the false is their destruction. 15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
16 A sharp man does everything with knowledge, but a foolish man makes clear his foolish thoughts. 16 Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.
17 A man taking false news is a cause of trouble, but he who gives news rightly makes things well. 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
18 Need and shame will be the fate of him who is uncontrolled by training; but he who takes note of teaching will be honoured. 18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
19 To get one's desire is sweet to the soul, but to give up evil is disgusting to the foolish. 19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
20 Go with wise men and be wise: but he who keeps company with the foolish will be broken. 20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
21 Evil will overtake sinners, but the upright will be rewarded with good. 21 Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.
22 The heritage of the good man is handed down to his children's children; and the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the upright man. 22 A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.
23 There is much food in the ploughed land of the poor; but it is taken away by wrongdoing. 23 A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.
24 He who keeps back his rod is unkind to his son: the loving father gives punishment with care. 24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
25 The upright man has food to the full measure of his desire, but there will be no food for the stomach of evil-doers. 25 The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.