Proverbs 13:8-18 NIV

8 A man's riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat.1

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9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.2

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10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.3

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11 Dishonest money dwindles away,4 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.5

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13 He who scorns instruction will pay for it,6 but he who respects7 a command is rewarded.8

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14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,9 turning a man from the snares of death.10

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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 exposes11 his folly.12

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      17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,13 but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.14

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      18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame,15 but whoever heeds correction is honored.16

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