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Proverbs 13 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A wise son listens to his father's discipline, but a mocker does not listen to reprimands. 1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
2 A person eats well as a result of his speaking ability, but the appetite of treacherous people [craves] violence. 2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
3 Whoever controls his mouth protects his own life. Whoever has a big mouth comes to ruin. 3 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
4 A lazy person craves food and there is none, but the appetite of hard-working people is satisfied. 4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
5 A righteous person hates lying, but a wicked person behaves with shame and disgrace. 5 The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.
6 Righteousness protects the honest way of life, but wickedness ruins a sacrifice for sin. 6 Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7 One person pretends to be rich but has nothing. Another pretends to be poor but has great wealth. 7 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
8 A person's riches are the ransom for his life, but the poor person does not pay attention to threats. 8 A man's riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat.
9 The light of righteous people beams brightly, but the lamp of wicked people will be snuffed out. 9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
10 Arrogance produces only quarreling, but those who take advice gain wisdom. 10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
11 Wealth [gained] through injustice dwindles away, but whoever gathers little by little has plenty. 11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
12 Delayed hope makes one sick at heart, but a fulfilled longing is a tree of life. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
13 Whoever despises [God's] words will pay the penalty, but the one who fears [God's] commands will be rewarded. 13 He who scorns instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command is rewarded.
14 The teachings of a wise person are a fountain of life to turn [one] away from the grasp of death. 14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
15 Good sense brings favor, but the way of treacherous people is always the same. 15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
16 Any sensible person acts with knowledge, but a fool displays stupidity. 16 Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.
17 An undependable messenger gets into trouble, but a dependable envoy brings healing. 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
18 Poverty and shame come to a person who ignores discipline, but whoever pays attention to constructive criticism will be honored. 18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
19 A fulfilled desire is sweet to the soul, but turning from evil is disgusting to fools. 19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
20 Whoever walks with wise people will be wise, but whoever associates with fools will suffer. 20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
21 Disaster hunts down sinners, but righteous people are rewarded with good. 21 Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.
22 Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the wealth of sinners is stored away for a righteous person. 22 A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.
23 When poor people are able to plow, there is much food, but a person is swept away where there is no justice. 23 A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.
24 Whoever refuses to spank his son hates him, but whoever loves his son disciplines him from early on. 24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
25 A righteous person eats to satisfy his appetite, but the bellies of wicked people are always empty. 25 The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.