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Proverbs 13:6-25

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 13

6Righteousness guards the one whose way is blameless, But wickedness brings the sinner to ruin. 7There is one who pretends to be rich but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth. 8The ransom of a person’s life is his wealth, But the poor hears no rebuke. 9The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out. 10Through overconfidence comes nothing but strife, But wisdom is with those who receive counsel. 11Wealth obtained from nothing dwindles, But one who gathers by labor increases it. 12Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life. 13One who despises the word will do badly, But one who fears the commandment will be rewarded. 14The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death. 15Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is their own disaster. 16Every prudent person acts with knowledge, But a fool displays foolishness. 17A wicked messenger falls into adversity, But a faithful messenger brings healing. 18Poverty and shame will come to one who neglects discipline, But one who complies with rebuke will be honored. 19Desire realized is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil. 20One who walks with wise people will be wise, But a companion of fools will suffer harm. 21Adversity pursues sinners, But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity. 22A good person leaves an inheritance to his grandchildren, And the wealth of a sinner is stored up for the righteous. 23Abundant food is in the uncultivated ground of the poor, But it is swept away by injustice. 24He who withholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently. 25The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, But the stomach of the wicked is in need.
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Chapter 13

6Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, but sin overthrows the wicked. 7One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth. 8The ransom of a man’s life is his wealth, but a poor man hears no threat. 9The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked will be put out. 10By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom. 11Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it. 12Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. 13Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded. 14The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death. 15Good sense wins favor, but the way of the treacherous is their ruin. 16Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly. 17A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing. 18Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is honored. 19A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools. 20Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. 21Disaster pursues sinners, but the righteous are rewarded with good. 22A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous. 23The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food, but it is swept away through injustice. 24Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him. 25The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want.
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