Proverbs 13

1 A wise son takes his father’s chastening: but a scorner does not hear rebuke.
2 Of the fruit of his mouth man shall eat well: but the soul of the transgressors shall starve.
3 He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens his lips often shall have calamity.
4 The soul of the sluggard desires, and attains nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
5 The righteous man hates lying: but the wicked man makes himself loathsome, and abominable.
6 Righteousness keeps the one of the perfect way: but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7 There are those that make themselves rich, yet have nothing: there are those that make themselves poor, yet have great riches.
8 The redemption of a man’s life is his riches: but the poor does not hear rebuke.
9 The light of the righteous shall rejoice: but the fire of the wicked shall be put out.
10 Pride shall certainly give birth to contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
11 The riches of vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labour shall increase.
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.
13 Whosoever despises the word shall perish by it: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded.
14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
15 Good understanding brings forth grace: but the way of transgressors is hard.
16 Every sane man works according to wisdom: but the fool shall manifest his folly.
17 A bad messenger shall fall into evil: but a faithful ambassador is medicine.
18 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuses chastening: but he that regards reproof shall be honoured.
19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise, but the companion of fools shall be destroyed.
21 Evil pursues sinners, but to the righteous good shall be repaid.
22 A good man shall leave an inheritance to his children’s children, and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
23 In the fallow ground of the poor there is much bread, but it is lost for lack of judgment.
24 He that cuts short chastening hates his son, but he that loves him chastens him early.
25 The righteous eats until his soul is satisfied, but the belly of the wicked shall lack.

Proverbs 13 Commentaries

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