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Proverbs 13

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