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Proverbs 13 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Wise children pay attention when their parents correct them, but arrogant people never admit they are wrong. 1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
2 Good people will be rewarded for what they say, but those who are deceitful are hungry for violence. 2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
3 Be careful what you say and protect your life. A careless talker destroys himself. 3 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
4 No matter how much a lazy person may want something, he will never get it. A hard worker will get everything he wants. 4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
5 Honest people hate lies, but the words of wicked people are shameful and disgraceful. 5 The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.
6 Righteousness protects the innocent; wickedness is the downfall of sinners. 6 Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7 Some people pretend to be rich, but have nothing. Others pretend to be poor, but own a fortune. 7 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
8 The rich have to use their money to save their lives, but no one threatens the poor. 8 A man's riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat.
9 The righteous are like a light shining brightly; the wicked are like a lamp flickering out. 9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
10 Arrogance causes nothing but trouble. It is wiser to ask for advice. 10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
11 The more easily you get your wealth, the sooner you will lose it. The harder it is to earn, the more you will have. 11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
12 When hope is crushed, the heart is crushed, but a wish come true fills you with joy. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
13 If you refuse good advice, you are asking for trouble; follow it and you are safe. 13 He who scorns instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command is rewarded.
14 The teachings of the wise are a fountain of life; they will help you escape when your life is in danger. 14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
15 Intelligence wins respect, but those who can't be trusted are on the road to ruin. 15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
16 Sensible people always think before they act, but stupid people advertise their ignorance. 16 Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.
17 Unreliable messengers cause trouble, but those who can be trusted bring peace. 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
18 Someone who will not learn will be poor and disgraced. Anyone who listens to correction is respected. 18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
19 How good it is to get what you want! Stupid people refuse to turn away from evil. 19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
20 Keep company with the wise and you will become wise. If you make friends with stupid people, you will be ruined. 20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
21 Trouble follows sinners everywhere, but righteous people will be rewarded with good things. 21 Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.
22 Good people will have wealth to leave to their grandchildren, but the wealth of sinners will go to the righteous. 22 A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.
23 Unused fields could yield plenty of food for the poor, but unjust people keep them from being farmed. 23 A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.
24 If you don't punish your children, you don't love them. If you do love them, you will correct them. 24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
25 The righteous have enough to eat, but the wicked are always hungry. 25 The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.