Proverbs 13:16-23 NIV

16 Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes1 his folly.2

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17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,3 but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.4

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18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame,5 but whoever heeds correction is honored.6

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19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,7 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.8

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21 Misfortune pursues the sinner,9 but prosperity10 is the reward of the righteous.11

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22 A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.12

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23 A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.