Proverbs 13
JPS Tanakh 1917
1A wise son is instructed of his father;
But a scorner heareth not rebuke.

2A man shall eat good from the fruit of his mouth;
But the desire of the faithless is violence.

3He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his life;
But for him that openeth wide his lips there shall be ruin.

4The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing;
But the soul of the diligent shall be abundantly gratified.

5A righteous man hateth lying;
But a wicked man behaveth vilely and shamefully.

6Righteousness guardeth him that is upright in the way;
But wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

7There is that pretendeth himself rich, yet hath nothing;
There is that pretendeth himself poor, yet hath great wealth.

8The ransom of a man’s life are his riches;
But the poor heareth no threatening.

9The light of the righteous rejoiceth;
But the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

10By pride cometh only contention;
But with the well-advised is wisdom.

11Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished;
But he that gathereth little by little shall increase.

12Hope deferred maketh the heart sick;
But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

13Whoso despiseth the word shall suffer thereby;
But he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

14The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
To depart from the snares of death.

15Good understanding giveth grace;
But the way of the faithless is harsh.

16Every prudent man dealeth with forethought;
But a fool unfoldeth folly.

17A wicked messenger falleth into evil;
But a faithful ambassador is health.

18Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction;
But he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

19The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul;
And it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.

20He that walketh with wise men shall be wise;
But the companion of fools shall smart for it.

21Evil pursueth sinners;
But to the righteous good shall be repaid.

22A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children;
And the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous.

23Much food is in the tillage of the poor;
But there is that is swept away by want of righteousness.

24He that spareth his rod hateth his son;
But he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

25The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his desire;
But the belly of the wicked shall want.

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