Proverbs 13 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A wise child loves discipline, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. 1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
2 From the fruit of their words good persons eat good things, but the desire of the treacherous is for wrongdoing. 2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
3 Those who guard their mouths preserve their lives; those who open wide their lips come to ruin. 3 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
4 The appetite of the lazy craves, and gets nothing, while the appetite of the diligent is richly supplied. 4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
5 The righteous hate falsehood, but the wicked act shamefully and disgracefully. 5 The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.
6 Righteousness guards one whose way is upright, but sin overthrows the wicked. 6 Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7 Some pretend to be rich, yet have nothing; others pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth. 7 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
8 Wealth is a ransom for a person's life, but the poor get no 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 By insolence the heedless make strife, but wisdom is with those who take advice. 10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
11 Wealth hastily gotten will dwindle, but those who gather little by little 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 a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
13 Those who despise the word bring destruction on themselves, 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, so that one may avoid the snares of death. 14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
15 Good sense wins 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 clever do all things intelligently, but the fool displays folly. 16 Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.
17 A bad messenger brings trouble, but a faithful envoy, healing. 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
18 Poverty and disgrace are for the one who ignores instruction, but one who heeds reproof is honored. 18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
19 A desire realized is sweet to the soul, but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools. 19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools suffers harm. 20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
21 Misfortune pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous. 21 Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.
22 The good leave an inheritance to their children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid 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 field of the poor may yield much food, but it is swept away through injustice. 23 A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.
24 Those who spare the rod hate their children, but those who love them are diligent to discipline them. 24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
25 The righteous have enough to satisfy their appetite, but the belly of the wicked is empty. 25 The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.