Proverbs 13:10-20 NIV

10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.1

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11 Dishonest money dwindles away,2 but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.

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12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.3

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13 He who scorns instruction will pay for it,4 but he who respects5 a command is rewarded.6

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14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,7 turning a man from the snares of death.8

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15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.a

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    • a 13:15 - Or "unfaithful does not endure"
      16 Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes9 his folly.10

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      17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,11 but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.12

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      18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame,13 but whoever heeds correction is honored.14

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      19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,15 but fools detest turning from evil.

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      20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.16

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