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Proverbs 13:1-15

1 A wise son hears his father's instruction, but 1a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
2 From the fruit of his mouth a man 2eats what is good, but the desire of the treacherous 3is for violence.
3 4Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; 5he who opens wide his lips 6comes to ruin.
4 7The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent 8is richly supplied.
5 The righteous hates falsehood, but the wicked brings shamea and disgrace.
6 9Righteousness guards him whose 10way is blameless, but sin overthrows the wicked.
7 11One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; 12another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
8 The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, but a poor man 13hears no threat.
9 14The light of the righteous rejoices, but 15the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
10 16By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.
11 17Wealth gained hastilyb will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, 18but a desire fulfilled is 19a tree of life.
13 Whoever 20despises 21the word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandment will be 22rewarded.
14 The teaching of the wise is 23a fountain of life, that one may 24turn away from the snares of death.
15 25Good sense wins 26favor, but the way of the treacherous is their ruin.c
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