Proverbs 13
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1A wise son heeds his father’s discipline, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.1בֵּ֣ן חָ֭כָם מ֣וּסַר אָ֑ב וְ֝לֵ֗ץ לֹא־ שָׁמַ֥ע גְּעָרָֽה׃
2From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the desire of the faithless is violence.2מִפְּרִ֣י פִי־ אִ֭ישׁ יֹ֣אכַל ט֑וֹב וְנֶ֖פֶשׁ בֹּגְדִ֣ים חָמָֽס׃
3He who guards his mouth protects his life, but the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.3נֹצֵ֣ר פִּ֭יו שֹׁמֵ֣ר נַפְשׁ֑וֹ פֹּשֵׂ֥ק שְׂ֝פָתָ֗יו מְחִתָּה־ לֽוֹ׃
4The slacker craves yet has nothing, but the soul of the diligent is fully satisfied.4מִתְאַוָּ֣ה וָ֭אַיִן נַפְשׁ֣וֹ עָצֵ֑ל וְנֶ֖פֶשׁ חָרֻצִ֣ים תְּדֻשָּֽׁן׃
5The righteous hate falsehood, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.5דְּבַר־ שֶׁ֭קֶר יִשְׂנָ֣א צַדִּ֑יק וְ֝רָשָׁ֗ע יַבְאִ֥ישׁ וְיַחְפִּֽיר׃
6Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness undermines the sinner.6צְ֭דָקָה תִּצֹּ֣ר תָּם־ דָּ֑רֶךְ וְ֝רִשְׁעָ֗ה תְּסַלֵּ֥ף חַטָּֽאת׃
7One pretends to be rich, but has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.7יֵ֣שׁ מִ֭תְעַשֵּׁר וְאֵ֣ין כֹּ֑ל מִ֝תְרוֹשֵׁ֗שׁ וְה֣וֹן רָֽב׃
8Riches may ransom a man’s life, but a poor man hears no threat.8כֹּ֣פֶר נֶֽפֶשׁ־ אִ֣ישׁ עָשְׁר֑וֹ וְ֝רָ֗שׁ לֹא־ שָׁמַ֥ע גְּעָרָֽה׃
9The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is extinguished.9אוֹר־ צַדִּיקִ֥ים יִשְׂמָ֑ח וְנֵ֖ר רְשָׁעִ֣ים יִדְעָֽךְ׃
10Arrogance leads only to strife, but wisdom is with the well-advised.10רַק־ בְּ֭זָדוֹן יִתֵּ֣ן מַצָּ֑ה וְאֶת־ נ֖וֹעָצִ֣ים חָכְמָֽה׃
11Dishonest wealth will dwindle, but what is earned through hard work will be multiplied.11ה֭וֹן מֵהֶ֣בֶל יִמְעָ֑ט וְקֹבֵ֖ץ עַל־ יָ֣ד יַרְבֶּֽה׃
12Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.12תּוֹחֶ֣לֶת מְ֭מֻשָּׁכָה מַחֲלָה־ לֵ֑ב וְעֵ֥ץ חַ֝יִּ֗ים תַּאֲוָ֥ה בָאָֽה׃
13He who despises instruction will pay the penalty, but the one who respects a command will be rewarded.13בָּ֣ז לְ֭דָבָר יֵחָ֣בֶל ל֑וֹ וִירֵ֥א מִ֝צְוָ֗ה ה֣וּא יְשֻׁלָּֽם׃
14The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning one from the snares of death.14תּוֹרַ֣ת חָ֭כָם מְק֣וֹר חַיִּ֑ים לָ֝ס֗וּר מִמֹּ֥קְשֵׁי מָֽוֶת׃
15Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the faithless is difficult.15שֵֽׂכֶל־ ט֭וֹב יִתֶּן־ חֵ֑ן וְדֶ֖רֶךְ בֹּגְדִ֣ים אֵיתָֽן׃
16Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool displays his folly.16כָּל־ עָ֭רוּם יַעֲשֶׂ֣ה בְדָ֑עַת וּ֝כְסִ֗יל יִפְרֹ֥שׂ אִוֶּֽלֶת׃
17A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.17מַלְאָ֣ךְ רָ֭שָׁע יִפֹּ֣ל בְּרָ֑ע וְצִ֖יר אֱמוּנִ֣ים מַרְפֵּֽא׃
18Poverty and shame come to him who ignores discipline, but whoever heeds correction is honored.18רֵ֣ישׁ וְ֭קָלוֹן פּוֹרֵ֣עַ מוּסָ֑ר וְשׁוֹמֵ֖ר תּוֹכַ֣חַת יְכֻבָּֽד׃
19Desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but turning from evil is detestable to fools.19תַּאֲוָ֣ה נִ֭הְיָה תֶּעֱרַ֣ב לְנָ֑פֶשׁ וְתוֹעֲבַ֥ת כְּ֝סִילִ֗ים ס֣וּר מֵרָֽע׃
20He who walks with the wise will become wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.20[הלוך] (הוֹלֵ֣ךְ‪‬‪‬) אֶת־ חֲכָמִ֣ים [וחכם] (יֶחְכָּ֑ם) וְרֹעֶ֖ה כְסִילִ֣ים יֵרֽוֹעַ׃
21Disaster pursues sinners, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.21חַ֭טָּאִים תְּרַדֵּ֣ף רָעָ֑ה וְאֶת־ צַ֝דִּיקִ֗ים יְשַׁלֶּם־ טֽוֹב׃
22A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is passed to the righteous.22ט֗וֹב יַנְחִ֥יל בְּנֵֽי־ בָנִ֑ים וְצָפ֥וּן לַ֝צַּדִּ֗יק חֵ֣יל חוֹטֵֽא׃
23Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, but without justice it is swept away.23רָב־ אֹ֭כֶל נִ֣יר רָאשִׁ֑ים וְיֵ֥שׁ נִ֝סְפֶּ֗ה בְּלֹ֣א מִשְׁפָּֽט׃
24He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him diligently.24חוֹשֵׂ֣ךְ שִׁ֭בְטוֹ שׂוֹנֵ֣א בְנ֑וֹ וְ֝אֹהֲב֗וֹ שִֽׁחֲר֥וֹ מוּסָֽר׃
25A righteous man eats to his heart’s content, but the stomach of the wicked is empty.25צַדִּ֗יק אֹ֭כֵל לְשֹׂ֣בַע נַפְשׁ֑וֹ וּבֶ֖טֶן רְשָׁעִ֣ים תֶּחְסָֽר׃ פ
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Proverbs 12
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