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Proverbs 13:17-20

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 13

17 A wicked messenger falls into adversity, But a faithful messenger brings healing. 18 Poverty and shame will come to one who neglects discipline, But one who complies with rebuke will be honored. 19 Desire realized is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil. 20 One who walks with wise people will be wise, But a companion of fools will suffer harm.
King James Version

Chapter 13

17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.
18 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 13

17 A wicked envoy falls into trouble, but a trustworthy courier brings healing.
18 Poverty and disgrace come to those who ignore discipline, but the one who accepts correction will be honored.
19 Desire fulfilled is sweet to the taste, but to turn from evil is detestable to fools.
20 The one who walks with the wise will become wise, but a companion of fools will suffer harm.
New Living Translation

Chapter 13

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.
English Standard Version

Chapter 13

17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing. 18 Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is honored. 19 A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools. 20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
New International Version

Chapter 13

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.