Proverbs 13 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A wise child [hears] the discipline of a father, but a scoffer does not listen to a rebuke. 1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
2 From the fruit of the mouth of a man, he shall eat what is good, but the desire of the treacherous, wrongdoing. 2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
3 He who keeps his mouth guards his life; he who opens his lips, ruin [belongs] to him. 3 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
4 The soul of the lazy craves, but there is nothing, but the person of diligence is richly supplied. 4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
5 The righteous hates a word of falsehood; the wicked will bring shame and {disgrace}. 5 The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.
6 Righteousness will guard the upright of way, but wickedness will overthrow sin. 6 Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7 There is one who acts rich but {has nothing}; another who pretends to be poor but [has] wealth. 7 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
8 The ransom of the life of a man [is] his wealth, but the poor does not receive a threat. 8 A man's riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat.
9 The light of the righteous will rejoice, but the lamp of the wicked will die out. 9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
10 Only by insolence is strife set up, and wisdom [is] with those who take advice. 10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
11 Wealth [gained] from haste will dwindle, but he who gathers {little by little} will increase it. 11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
12 Hope that is deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled [is] a tree of life. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
13 He who despises a word will bring destruction on himself, but he who respects a commandment 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, [in order] to avoid the snares of death. 14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
15 Good sense grants favor, but the way of the faithless is coarse. 15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
16 Anyone who is clever will act with intelligence, but the fool will display folly. 16 Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.
17 A messenger of wickedness will fall into trouble, but an envoy of the faithful [brings] healing. 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
18 Poverty and disgrace [belong to] him who ignores instruction, but he who guards reproof will be honored. 18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
19 A desire {fulfilled} will be sweet to the soul, but an abomination of fools is turning from evil. 19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
20 Walk with the wise and be wise, but as for the companion of fools, he will suffer harm. 20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
21 Misfortune will pursue sinners, but the righteous {will be rewarded with prosperity}. 21 Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.
22 He who is good will leave an inheritance to {his grandchildren}, and stored up for the righteous [is] the wealth of a sinner. 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 field of the poor, but {it is swept away} by {injustice}. 23 A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.
24 He who withholds his rod hates his child, but he who loves him {gives him} discipline. 24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
25 The righteous eats to satisfy his life, but the belly of the wicked will lack. 25 The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.