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Proverbs 13 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Contrast the Upright and the Wicked

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:1 - A wise son accepts his father’s discipline,
But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:2 - From the fruit of a man’s mouth he [fn]enjoys good,
But the [fn]desire of the treacherous is violence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:3 - The one who guards his mouth preserves his life;
The one who opens wide his lips [fn]comes to ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:4 - The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,
But the soul of the diligent is made fat.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:5 - A righteous man hates falsehood,
But a wicked man [fn]acts disgustingly and shamefully.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:6 - Righteousness guards the [fn]one whose way is blameless,
But wickedness subverts the [fn]sinner.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:7 - There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing;
Another [fn]pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:8 - The ransom of a man’s life is his wealth,
But the poor hears no rebuke.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:9 - The light of the righteous [fn]rejoices,
But the lamp of the wicked goes out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:10 - Through insolence [fn]comes nothing but strife,
But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:11 - Wealth obtained by [fn]fraud dwindles,
But the one who gathers [fn]by labor increases it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:12 - Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
But desire [fn]fulfilled is a tree of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:13 - The one who despises the word will be [fn]in debt to it,
But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:14 - The [fn]teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
To turn aside from the snares of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:15 - Good understanding produces favor,
But the way of the treacherous is hard.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:16 - Every prudent man acts with knowledge,
But a fool [fn]displays folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:17 - A wicked messenger falls into adversity,
But a faithful envoy brings healing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:18 - Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects [fn]discipline,
But he who regards reproof will be honored.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:19 - Desire realized is sweet to the soul,
But it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:20 - He who walks with wise men will be wise,
But the companion of fools will suffer harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:21 - Adversity pursues sinners,
But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:22 - A good man leaves an inheritance to his [fn]children’s children,
And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:23 - Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor,
But [fn]it is swept away by injustice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:24 - He who withholds his [fn]rod hates his son,
But he who loves him [fn]disciplines him diligently.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:25 - The righteous [fn]has enough to satisfy his appetite,
But the stomach of the wicked is in need.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: eats
Literally: soul
Literally: ruin is his
Literally: causes a bad odor and causes shame
Literally: blamelessness of way
Literally: sin
Literally: impoverishes himself
I.e. shines brightly
Literally: gives
Literally: vanity
Or, gradually; lit on the hand
Literally: coming
Literally: pledged to it
Or, law
Literally: spreads out
Or, instruction
Literally: sons' sons
Literally: there is what is swept
I.e. correction or discipline
Literally: seeks him diligently with discipline
Literally: eats to the satisfaction of his soul

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