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Proverbs 13 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 A wise child pays attention to what his father teaches him. But anyone who makes fun of others doesn't listen to warnings. 1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
2 The good things a man says benefit him. But a liar loves to hurt others. 2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
3 Anyone who guards what he says guards his life. But anyone who speaks without thinking will be destroyed. 3 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
4 People who refuse to work want things and get nothing. But the longings of people who work hard are completely satisfied. 4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
5 Those who do right hate what is false. But those who do wrong bring shame and dishonor. 5 The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.
6 Doing right guards those who are honest. But evil destroys those who are sinful. 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 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 who is rich might have to pay to save his life. But a poor person is not in danger of that. 8 A man's riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat.
9 The lights of godly people shine brightly. But the lamps of sinners are blown out. 9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
10 Pride only leads to arguing. But those who take advice are wise. 10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
11 Money that is gained in the wrong way disappears. But money that is gathered little by little grows. 11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
12 Hope that is put off makes one sick at heart. But a longing that is met is like a tree of life. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
13 Anyone who hates what he is taught will pay for it later. But a person who respects a command will be rewarded. 13 He who scorns instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command is rewarded.
14 The teaching of wise people is like a fountain that gives life. It turns those who listen to it away from the jaws of death. 14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
15 Good understanding wins favor. But the way of liars doesn't last. 15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
16 Wise people act in keeping with the knowledge they have. But foolish people show how foolish they are. 16 Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.
17 An evil messenger gets into trouble. But a messenger who is trusted brings healing. 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
18 Those who turn away from their training become poor and ashamed. But those who accept warnings are honored. 18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
19 A longing that is met is like something that tastes sweet. But foolish people hate to turn away from evil. 19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
20 Anyone who walks with wise people grows wise. But a companion of foolish people suffers harm. 20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
21 Hard times chase those who are sinful. But success is the reward of those who do right. 21 Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.
22 A good person leaves what he owns to his children and grandchildren. But a sinner's wealth is stored up for those who do right. 22 A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.
23 The fields of poor people might produce a lot of food. But those who beat them down destroy it all. 23 A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.
24 Those who don't correct their children hate them. But those who love them are careful to train them. 24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
25 Those who do right eat until they are full. But the stomachs of those who do wrong go hungry. 25 The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.