Proverbs 13 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A wise son -- the instruction of a father, And a scorner -- he hath not heard 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 a man eateth good, And the soul of the treacherous -- violence. 2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
3 Whoso is keeping his mouth, is keeping his soul, Whoso is opening wide his lips -- ruin 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 slothful is desiring, and hath not. And the soul of the diligent is made fat. 4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
5 A false word the righteous hateth, And the wicked causeth abhorrence, and is confounded. 5 The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.
6 Righteousness keepeth him who is perfect in the way, And wickedness overthroweth a sin offering. 6 Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7 There is who is making himself rich, and hath nothing, Who is making himself poor, and wealth [is] abundant. 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 [are] his riches, And the poor hath not heard rebuke. 8 A man's riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat.
9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth, And the lamp of the wicked is extinguished. 9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
10 A vain man through pride causeth debate, And with the counselled [is] wisdom. 10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
11 Wealth from vanity becometh little, And whoso is gathering by the hand becometh great. 11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
12 Hope prolonged is making the heart sick, And a tree of life [is] the coming desire. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
13 Whoso is despising the Word is destroyed for it, And whoso is fearing the Command is repayed. 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 turn aside from 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 grace, And the way of the treacherous [is] hard. 15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
16 Every prudent one dealeth with knowledge, And a fool spreadeth out folly. 16 Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.
17 A wicked messenger falleth into evil, And a faithful ambassador is healing. 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
18 Whoso is refusing instruction -- poverty and shame, And whoso is observing reproof is honoured. 18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
19 A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, And an abomination to fools [is]: Turn from evil. 19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
20 Whoso is walking with wise men is wise, And a companion of fools suffereth evil. 20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
21 Evil pursueth sinners, And good recompenseth the righteous. 21 Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.
22 A good man causeth sons' sons to inherit, And laid up for the righteous [is] the sinner's wealth. 22 A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.
23 Abundance of food -- the tillage of the poor, And substance is consumed without judgment. 23 A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.
24 Whoso is sparing his rod is hating his son, And whoso is loving him hath hastened him chastisement. 24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
25 The righteous is eating to the satiety of his soul, And the belly of the wicked lacketh! 25 The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.