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Proverbs 13

NKJV 1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. NIV 1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke. NKJV 2 A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence. NIV 2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence. NKJV 3 He who guards his mouth preserves his life, But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction. NIV 3 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin. NKJV 4 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich. NIV 4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied. NKJV 5 A righteous man hates lying, But a wicked man is loathsome and comes to shame. NIV 5 The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace. NKJV 6 Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, But wickedness overthrows the sinner. NIV 6 Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner. NKJV 7 There is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing; And one who makes himself poor, yet has great riches. NIV 7 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth. NKJV 8 The ransom of a man's life is his riches, But the poor does not hear rebuke. NIV 8 A man's riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat. NKJV 9 The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked will be put out. NIV 9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out. NKJV 10 By pride comes nothing but strife, But with the well-advised is wisdom. NIV 10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. NKJV 11 Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, But he who gathers by labor will increase. NIV 11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow. NKJV 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life. NIV 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. NKJV 13 He who despises the word will be destroyed, But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded. NIV 13 He who scorns instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command is rewarded. NKJV 14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death. NIV 14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death. NKJV 15 Good understanding gains favor, But the way of the unfaithful is hard. NIV 15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard. NKJV 16 Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool lays open his folly. NIV 16 Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly. NKJV 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, But a faithful ambassador brings health. NIV 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing. NKJV 18 Poverty and shame will come to him who disdains correction, But he who regards a rebuke will be honored. NIV 18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored. NKJV 19 A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil. NIV 19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil. NKJV 20 He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed. NIV 20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. NKJV 21 Evil pursues sinners, But to the righteous, good shall be repaid. NIV 21 Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous. NKJV 22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous. NIV 22 A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous. NKJV 23 Much food is in the fallow ground of the poor, And for lack of justice there is waste. NIV 23 A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away. NKJV 24 He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly. NIV 24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him. NKJV 25 The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul, But the stomach of the wicked shall be in want. NIV 25 The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.