Proverbs 13 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A wise son listens to the discipline of his father, but a mocker doesn't listen to correction. 1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
2 People eat well from the fruit of their words, but the treacherous have an appetite only for violence. 2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
3 People who watch their mouths guard their lives, but those who open their lips are ruined. 3 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
4 The lazy have strong desires but receive nothing; the appetite of the diligent is satisfied. 4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
5 The righteous hate false words, but the wicked create disgust and scorn. 5 The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.
6 Righteousness guards the innocent on the path, but wickedness misleads sinners. 6 Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7 Some pretend to be rich but have nothing, while others pretend to be poor, but have great riches. 7 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
8 Wealth can ransom a person's life, but the poor don't even receive threats. 8 A man's riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat.
9 The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked goes out. 9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
10 The empty-headed cause conflict out of pride; those who take advice are wise. 10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
11 Riches gotten quickly will dwindle, but those who acquire them gradually become wealthy. 11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
12 Hope delayed makes the heart sick; longing fulfilled is a tree of life. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
13 Trouble will come on those who despise a word, but those who respect the 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, turning a person away from deathtraps. 14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
15 Good insight brings favor, but the way of the faithless is their ruin. 15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
16 The prudent all act intelligently, but fools display their stupidity. 16 Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.
17 Wicked messengers fall into trouble, but a reliable one brings healing. 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
18 Poverty and shame come to those who don't care about instruction; honor belongs to those who heed correction. 18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
19 A desire fulfilled is pleasant, but fools find deviating from evil disgusting. 19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
20 Walk with wise people and become wise; befriend fools and get in trouble. 20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
21 Trouble pursues sinners, but good things reward the righteous. 21 Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.
22 Good people leave their grandchildren an inheritance, but the wealth of sinners is stored up for the righteous. 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 land might produce much food, but it is unjustly swept away. 23 A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.
24 Those who withhold the rod hate their children, but the one who loves them applies discipline. 24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
25 The righteous eat their fill, but the wicked have empty stomachs. 25 The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.