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Proverbs 13 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A son who heeds his father's discipline is wise, but a scoffer doesn't listen to rebuke. 1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
2 A [good] man enjoys good as a result of what he says, but the essence of the treacherous is violence. 2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
3 He who guards his mouth preserves his life, but one who talks too much comes to ruin. 3 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
4 The lazy person wants but doesn't have; the diligent get their desires filled. 4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
5 A righteous person hates lying, but the wicked is vile and disgraceful. 5 The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.
6 Righteousness protects him whose way is honest, but wickedness brings down the sinner. 6 Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7 There are those with nothing who pretend they are rich, also those with great wealth who pretend they are poor. 7 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
8 The rich man may have to ransom his life, but a poor man gets no threats. 8 A man's riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat.
9 The light of the righteous [shines] joyfully, but the lamp of the wicked will be extinguished. 9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
10 Insolence produces only strife, but wisdom is found with those who take advice. 10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
11 Wealth gotten by worthless means dwindles away, but he who amasses it by hard work will increase it. 11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
13 He who despises a word will suffer for it, but he 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 a wise man is a fountain of life, enabling one to avoid deadly traps. 14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
15 Good common sense produces grace, but the way of the treacherous is rough. 15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
16 Every cautious person acts with knowledge, but a fool parades his folly. 16 Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.
17 A wicked messenger falls into evil, but a faithful envoy brings healing. 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
18 Poverty and shame are for him who won't be taught, but he who heeds reproof will be honored. 18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
19 Desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but turning away from evil is abhorrent to fools. 19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
20 He who walks with the wise will become wise, but the companion of fools will suffer. 20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
21 Evil pursues sinners, but prosperity will reward the righteous. 21 Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.
22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren, but the wealth of a sinner 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 The fields of the poor may yield much food, but some are swept away because of injustice. 23 A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.
24 He who fails to use a stick hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him. 24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
25 The righteous person eats his fill, but the belly of the wicked is empty. 25 The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.