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Proverbs 13 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Intelligent children listen to their parents; foolish children do their own thing. 1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
2 The good acquire a taste for helpful conversation; bullies push and shove their way through life. 2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
3 Careful words make for a careful life; careless talk may ruin everything. 3 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
4 Indolence wants it all and gets nothing; the energetic have something to show for their lives. 4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
5 A good person hates false talk; a bad person wallows in gibberish. 5 The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.
6 A God-loyal life keeps you on track; sin dumps the wicked in the ditch. 6 Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7 A pretentious, showy life is an empty life; a plain and simple life is a full life. 7 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
8 The rich can be sued for everything they have, but the poor are free of such threats. 8 A man's riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat.
9 The lives of good people are brightly lit streets; the lives of the wicked are dark alleys. 9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
10 Arrogant know-it-alls stir up discord, but wise men and women listen to each other's counsel. 10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
11 Easy come, easy go, but steady diligence pays off. 11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
12 Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
13 Ignore the Word and suffer; honor God's commands and grow rich. 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, so, no more drinking from death-tainted wells! 14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
15 Sound thinking makes for gracious living, but liars walk a rough road. 15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
16 A commonsense person lives good sense; fools litter the country with silliness. 16 Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.
17 Irresponsible talk makes a real mess of things, but a reliable reporter is a healing presence. 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
18 Refuse discipline and end up homeless; embrace correction and live an honored life. 18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
19 Souls who follow their hearts thrive; fools bent on evil despise matters of soul. 19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
20 Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces. 20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
21 Disaster entraps sinners, but God-loyal people get a good life. 21 Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.
22 A good life gets passed on to the grandchildren; ill-gotten wealth ends up with good people. 22 A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.
23 Banks foreclose on the farms of the poor, or else the poor lose their shirts to crooked lawyers. 23 A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.
24 A refusal to correct is a refusal to love; love your children by disciplining them. 24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
25 An appetite for good brings much satisfaction, but the belly of the wicked always wants more. 25 The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.