Proverbs 13:1-25 NIV

Proverbs 13:1-25 NIV [1] A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes. [2] From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things, but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence. [3] Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin. [4] A sluggard's appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied. [5] The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves. [6] Righteousness guards the person of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner. [7] One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth. [8] A person's riches may ransom their life, but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes. [9] The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out. [10] Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. [11] Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow. [12] Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. [13] Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it, but whoever respects a command is rewarded. [14] The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death. [15] Good judgment wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction. [16] All who are prudent act with knowledge, but fools expose their folly. [17] A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing. [18] Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored. [19] A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil. [20] Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. [21] Trouble pursues the sinner, but the righteous are rewarded with good things. [22] A good person leaves an inheritance for their children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous. [23] An unplowed field produces food for the poor, but injustice sweeps it away. [24] Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them. [25] The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.

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