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Proverbs 13

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 A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

 A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.

 Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

 There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

 The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

 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 well advised is wisdom.

 11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

 12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, 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 depart from the snares of death.

 15 Good understanding giveth favour: 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 to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth 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 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 repayed.

 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 is destroyed for want of judgment.

 24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

'Spare the rod, spoil the child.'

 25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.