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Proverbs 13 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A wise son hears his father's instruction, 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 his mouth a good man eats good, but the desire of the treacherous is for 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; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. 3 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
4 The soul of the sluggard craves, and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied. 4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
5 A righteous man hates falsehood, but a wicked man acts shamefully and disgracefully. 5 The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.
6 Righteousness guards him whose way is upright, but sin overthrows the wicked. 6 Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth. 7 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
8 The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, but a poor man has no means of redemption. 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 will be put 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 with those who take advice is wisdom. 10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
11 Wealth hastily gotten will dwindle, but he who gathers 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 He who despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who respects 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, 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 In everything a prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly. 16 Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.
17 A bad messenger plunges men into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing. 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
18 Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but he who heeds reproof is honored. 18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
19 A desire fulfilled 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 He who walks with wise men becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer 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 A good man leaves an inheritance to his 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 fallow ground of the poor yields 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 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent 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 has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want. 25 The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.