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Proverbs 13

Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).

Proverbs 13:1 A WISE son [heareth] his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke. Proverbs 13:2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the treacherous [shall eat] violence. Proverbs 13:3 He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his life: [but] he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. Proverbs 13:5 A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame. Proverbs 13:6 Righteousness guardeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner. Proverbs 13:7 There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great wealth. Proverbs 13:8 The ransom of a man's life is his riches: but the poor heareth no threatening. Proverbs 13:9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out. Proverbs 13:10 By pride cometh only contention: but with the well advised is wisdom. Proverbs 13:11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall have increase. Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:13 Whoso despiseth the word bringeth destruction on himself: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. Proverbs 13:14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. Proverbs 13:15 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of the treacherous is rugged. Proverbs 13:16 Every prudent man worketh with knowledge: but a fool spreadeth out folly. Proverbs 13:17 A wicked messenger falleth into evil: but a faithful ambassador is health. Proverbs 13:18 Poverty and shame [shall be to] him that refuseth correction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured. Proverbs 13:19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil. Proverbs 13:20 Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise: but the companion of fools shall smart for it. Proverbs 13:21 Evil pursueth sinners: but the righteous shall be recompensed with good. Proverbs 13:22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children; and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous. Proverbs 13:23 Much food [is in] the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed by reason of injustice. Proverbs 13:24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. Proverbs 13:25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

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