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Proverbs 13 (Third Millennium Bible)

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1 A wise son heareth his father's instruction, but a scorner heareth not rebuke. 2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth, but the soul of the transgressor shall eat violence. 3 He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his life, but he that openeth wide his lips shall meet destruction. 4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing, but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. 5 A righteous man hateth lying, but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame. 6 Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way, but wickedness overthroweth the sinner. 7 There is one that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing; there is one that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches. 8 The ransom of a man's life is his riches, but the poor heareth not rebuke. 9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth, but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out. 10 Only by pride cometh contention, but with the welladvised is wisdom. 11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished, but he that gathereth by labor shall increase. 12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick, but when a desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life. 13 Whoso despiseth the Word shall be destroyed, but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. 14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to turn him from the snares of death. 15 Good understanding giveth favor, but the way of transgressors is hard. 16 Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge, but a fool layeth open his folly. 17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief, but a faithful ambassador is health. 18 Poverty and shame shall be with him that refuseth instruction, but he that hath regard for reproof shall be honored. 19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, but it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil. 20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise, but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. 21 Evil pursueth sinners, but to the righteous, good shall be repaid. 22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children, and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. 23 Much food is in the tillage of the poor, but there is that which is destroyed for want of judgment. 24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son, but he that loveth him chasteneth him in good season. 25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul, but the belly of the wicked shall want.
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