Proverbs 13:19-25 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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.