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Proverbs 13

NCV 1 Wise children take their parents' advice, but whoever makes fun of wisdom won't listen to correction. NIV 1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke. NCV 2 People will be rewarded for what they say, but those who can't be trusted want only violence. NIV 2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence. NCV 3 Those who are careful about what they say protect their lives, but whoever speaks without thinking will be ruined. NIV 3 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin. NCV 4 The lazy will not get what they want, but those who work hard will. NIV 4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied. NCV 5 Good people hate what is false, but the wicked do shameful and disgraceful things. NIV 5 The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace. NCV 6 Doing what is right protects the honest person, but doing evil ruins the sinner. NIV 6 Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner. NCV 7 Some people pretend to be rich but really have nothing. Others pretend to be poor but really are wealthy. NIV 7 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth. NCV 8 The rich may have to pay a ransom for their lives, but the poor will face no such danger. NIV 8 A man's riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat. NCV 9 Good people can look forward to a bright future, but the future of the wicked is like a flame going out. NIV 9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out. NCV 10 Pride only leads to arguments, but those who take advice are wise. NIV 10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. NCV 11 Money that comes easily disappears quickly, but money that is gathered little by little will grow. NIV 11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow. NCV 12 It is sad not to get what you hoped for. But wishes that come true are like eating fruit from the tree of life. NIV 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. NCV 13 Those who reject what they are taught will pay for it, but those who obey what they are told will be rewarded. NIV 13 He who scorns instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command is rewarded. NCV 14 The teaching of a wise person gives life. It is like a fountain that can save people from death. NIV 14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death. NCV 15 People with good understanding will be well liked, but the lives of those who are not trustworthy are hard. NIV 15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard. NCV 16 Every wise person acts with good sense, but fools show how foolish they are. NIV 16 Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly. NCV 17 A wicked messenger brings nothing but trouble, but a trustworthy one makes everything right. NIV 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing. NCV 18 A person who refuses correction will end up poor and disgraced, but the one who accepts correction will be honored. NIV 18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored. NCV 19 It is so good when wishes come true, but fools hate to stop doing evil. NIV 19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil. NCV 20 Spend time with the wise and you will become wise, but the friends of fools will suffer. NIV 20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. NCV 21 Trouble always comes to sinners, but good people enjoy success. NIV 21 Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous. NCV 22 Good people leave their wealth to their grandchildren, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for 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. NCV 23 A poor person's field might produce plenty of food, but others often steal it away. NIV 23 A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away. NCV 24 If you do not punish your children, you don't love them, but if you love your children, you will correct them. NIV 24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him. NCV 25 Good people have enough to eat, but the wicked will go hungry. NIV 25 The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.