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Proverbs 13:1-7 (Revised Standard Version)

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1 A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. 2 From the fruit of his mouth a good man eats good, but the desire of the treacherous is for violence. 3 He who guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. 4 The soul of the sluggard craves, and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied. 5 A righteous man hates falsehood, but a wicked man acts shamefully and disgracefully. 6 Righteousness guards him whose way is upright, but sin overthrows the wicked. 7 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
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