Proverbs 13:7-17 NIV

7 One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.

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8 A person’s riches may ransom their life, but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.

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9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.

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10 Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.

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11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever 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.

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13 Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it, but whoever respects a command is rewarded.

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

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15 Good judgment wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction.a

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    • z 13:15 - Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
      16 All who are prudent act withb knowledge, but fools expose their folly.

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        • { 13:16 - Or "prudent protect themselves through"
          17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.

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