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Proverbs 13

NLT 1 A wise child accepts a parent’s discipline; a mocker refuses to listen to correction. NIV 1 A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes. NLT 2 Wise words will win you a good meal, but treacherous people have an appetite for violence. NIV 2 From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things, but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence. NLT 3 Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything. NIV 3 Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin. NLT 4 Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper. NIV 4 A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied. NLT 5 The godly hate lies; the wicked cause shame and disgrace. NIV 5 The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves. NLT 6 Godliness guards the path of the blameless, but the evil are misled by sin. NIV 6 Righteousness guards the person of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner. NLT 7 Some who are poor pretend to be rich; others who are rich pretend to be poor. NIV 7 One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth. NLT 8 The rich can pay a ransom for their lives, but the poor won’t even get threatened. NIV 8 A person’s riches may ransom their life, but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes. NLT 9 The life of the godly is full of light and joy, but the light of the wicked will be snuffed out. NIV 9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out. NLT 10 Pride leads to conflict; those who take advice are wise. NIV 10 Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. NLT 11 Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time. NIV 11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow. NLT 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. NIV 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. NLT 13 People who despise advice are asking for trouble; those who respect a command will succeed. NIV 13 Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it, but whoever respects a command is rewarded. NLT 14 The instruction of the wise is like a life-giving fountain; those who accept it avoid the snares of death. NIV 14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death. NLT 15 A person with good sense is respected; a treacherous person is headed for destruction. NIV 15 Good judgment wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction. NLT 16 Wise people think before they act; fools don’t—and even brag about their foolishness. NIV 16 All who are prudent act with knowledge, but fools expose their folly. NLT 17 An unreliable messenger stumbles into trouble, but a reliable messenger brings healing. NIV 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing. NLT 18 If you ignore criticism, you will end in poverty and disgrace; if you accept correction, you will be honored. NIV 18 Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored. NLT 19 It is pleasant to see dreams come true, but fools refuse to turn from evil to attain them. NIV 19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil. NLT 20 Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble. NIV 20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. NLT 21 Trouble chases sinners, while blessings reward the righteous. NIV 21 Trouble pursues the sinner, but the righteous are rewarded with good things. NLT 22 Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner’s wealth passes to the godly. NIV 22 A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous. NLT 23 A poor person’s farm may produce much food, but injustice sweeps it all away. NIV 23 An unplowed field produces food for the poor, but injustice sweeps it away. NLT 24 Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them. NIV 24 Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them. NLT 25 The godly eat to their hearts’ content, but the belly of the wicked goes hungry. NIV 25 The righteous eat to their hearts’ content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.

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