Proverbs 13 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A wise son [heareth] his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke. 1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of [his] mouth: but the soul of the transgressors [shall eat] violence. 2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: [but] he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. 3 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and [hath] nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. 4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
5 A righteous [man] hateth lying: but a wicked [man] is lothsome, and cometh to shame. 5 The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.
6 Righteousness keepeth [him that is] upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner. 6 Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7 There is that maketh himself rich, yet [hath] nothing: [there is] that maketh himself poor, yet [hath] great riches. 7 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
8 The ransom of a man's life [is] his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke. 8 A man's riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat.
9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be extinguished. 9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well-advised [is] wisdom. 10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
11 Wealth [gotten] by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labor shall increase. 11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but [when] the desire cometh, [it is] a tree of life. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
13 Whoever despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. 13 He who scorns instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command is rewarded.
14 The law of the wise [is] a fountain of life, to depart from 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 understanding giveth favor: but the way of transgressors [is] hard. 15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
16 Every prudent [man] dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open [his] folly. 16 Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.
17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful embassador [is] health. 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
18 Poverty and shame [shall be to] him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honored. 18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but [it is] abomination to fools to depart from evil. 19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
20 He that walketh with wise [men] shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. 20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
21 Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repaid. 21 Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.
22 A good [man] leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner [is] laid up for the just. 22 A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.
23 Much food [is in] the tillage of the poor: but there is [that is] destroyed for want of judgment. 23 A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.
24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. 24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want. 25 The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.