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Proverbs 13 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 A wise child accepts a parent's discipline; a young mocker refuses to listen. 1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
2 Good people enjoy the positive results of their words, but those who are treacherous crave violence. 2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
3 Those who control their tongue will have a long life; a quick retort can ruin everything. 3 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
4 Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper and be satisfied. 4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
5 Those who are godly hate lies; the wicked come to shame and disgrace. 5 The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.
6 Godliness helps people all through life, while the evil are destroyed by their wickedness. 6 Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7 Some who are poor pretend to be rich; others who are rich pretend to be poor. 7 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
8 The rich can pay a ransom, but the poor won't even get threatened. 8 A man's riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat.
9 The life of the godly is full of light and joy, but the sinner's light is snuffed out. 9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
10 Pride leads to arguments; those who take advice are wise. 10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
11 Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows. 11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true, there is life and joy. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
13 People who despise advice will find themselves in trouble; those who respect it will succeed. 13 He who scorns instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command is rewarded.
14 The advice of the wise is like a life-giving fountain; those who accept it 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 A person with good sense is respected; a treacherous person walks a rocky road. 15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
16 Wise people think before they act; fools don't and even brag about it! 16 Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.
17 An unreliable messenger stumbles into trouble, but a reliable messenger brings healing. 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
18 If you ignore criticism, you will end in poverty and disgrace; if you accept criticism, you will be honored. 18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
19 It is pleasant to see dreams come true, but fools will not turn from evil to attain them. 19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
20 Whoever walks with the wise will become wise; whoever walks with fools will suffer harm. 20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
21 Trouble chases sinners, while blessings chase the righteous! 21 Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.
22 Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner's wealth passes to the godly. 22 A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.
23 A poor person's farm may produce much food, but injustice sweeps it all away. 23 A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.
24 If you refuse to discipline your children, it proves you don't love them; if you love your children, you will be prompt to discipline them. 24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
25 The godly eat to their hearts' content, but the belly of the wicked goes hungry. 25 The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.