Young's Literal Translation

Proverbs 13

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

Proverbs 13:1 A wise son—the instruction of a father, And a scorner—he hath not heard rebuke. Proverbs 13:2 From the fruit of the mouth a man eateth good, And the soul of the treacherous—violence. Proverbs 13:3 Whoso is keeping his mouth, is keeping his soul, Whoso is opening wide his lips—ruin to him! Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the slothful is desiring, and hath not. And the soul of the diligent is made fat. Proverbs 13:5 A false word the righteous hateth, And the wicked causeth abhorrence, and is confounded. Proverbs 13:6 Righteousness keepeth him who is perfect in the way, And wickedness overthroweth a sin offering. Proverbs 13:7 There is who is making himself rich, and hath nothing, Who is making himself poor, and wealth [is] abundant. Proverbs 13:8 The ransom of a man's life [are] his riches, And the poor hath not heard rebuke. Proverbs 13:9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth, And the lamp of the wicked is extinguished. Proverbs 13:10 A vain man through pride causeth debate, And with the counselled [is] wisdom. Proverbs 13:11 Wealth from vanity becometh little, And whoso is gathering by the hand becometh great. Proverbs 13:12 Hope prolonged is making the heart sick, And a tree of life [is] the coming desire. Proverbs 13:13 Whoso is despising the Word is destroyed for it, And whoso is fearing the Command is repayed. Proverbs 13:14 The law of the wise [is] a fountain of life, To turn aside from snares of death. Proverbs 13:15 Good understanding giveth grace, And the way of the treacherous [is] hard. Proverbs 13:16 Every prudent one dealeth with knowledge, And a fool spreadeth out folly. Proverbs 13:17 A wicked messenger falleth into evil, And a faithful ambassador is healing. Proverbs 13:18 Whoso is refusing instruction—poverty and shame, And whoso is observing reproof is honoured. Proverbs 13:19 A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, And an abomination to fools [is]: Turn from evil. Proverbs 13:20 Whoso is walking with wise men is wise, And a companion of fools suffereth evil. Proverbs 13:21 Evil pursueth sinners, And good recompenseth the righteous. Proverbs 13:22 A good man causeth sons' sons to inherit, And laid up for the righteous [is] the sinner's wealth. Proverbs 13:23 Abundance of food—the tillage of the poor, And substance is consumed without judgment. Proverbs 13:24 Whoso is sparing his rod is hating his son, And whoso is loving him hath hastened him chastisement. Proverbs 13:25 The righteous is eating to the satiety of his soul, And the belly of the wicked lacketh!

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