Proverbs 13:1-25 NLT

Proverbs 13:1-25 NLT [1] A wise child accepts a parent's discipline; a mocker refuses to listen to correction. [2] Wise words will win you a good meal, but treacherous people have an appetite for violence. [3] Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything. [4] Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper. [5] The godly hate lies; the wicked cause shame and disgrace. [6] Godliness guards the path of the blameless, but the evil are misled by sin. [7] Some who are poor pretend to be rich; others who are rich pretend to be poor. [8] The rich can pay a ransom for their lives, but the poor won't even get threatened. [9] The life of the godly is full of light and joy, but the light of the wicked will be snuffed out. [10] Pride leads to conflict; those who take advice are wise. [11] Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time. [12] Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. [13] People who despise advice are asking for trouble; those who respect a command will succeed. [14] The instruction of the wise is like a life-giving fountain; those who accept it avoid the snares of death. [15] A person with good sense is respected; a treacherous person is headed for destruction. [16] Wise people think before they act; fools don't-and even brag about their foolishness. [17] An unreliable messenger stumbles into trouble, but a reliable messenger brings healing. [18] If you ignore criticism, you will end in poverty and disgrace; if you accept correction, you will be honored. [19] It is pleasant to see dreams come true, but fools refuse to turn from evil to attain them. [20] Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble. [21] Trouble chases sinners, while blessings reward the righteous. [22] Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner's wealth passes to the godly. [23] A poor person's farm may produce much food, but injustice sweeps it all away. [24] Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them. [25] The godly eat to their hearts' content, but the belly of the wicked goes hungry.

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