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Proverbs 13 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:1 - A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:2 - From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things, but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:3 - Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:4 - A sluggard’s appetite is never filled, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:5 - The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:6 - Righteousness guards the person of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:7 - One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:8 - A person’s riches may ransom their life, but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:9 - The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:10 - Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:11 - Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:12 - Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:13 - Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it, but whoever respects a command is rewarded.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:14 - The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:15 - Good judgment wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:16 - All who are prudent act with[fn] knowledge, but fools expose their folly.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:17 - A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:18 - Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:19 - A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:20 - Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:21 - Trouble pursues the sinner, but the righteous are rewarded with good things.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:22 - A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:23 - An unplowed field produces food for the poor, but injustice sweeps it away.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:24 - Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:25 - The righteous eat to their hearts’ content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.
NIV Footnotes
Septuagint and Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
Or prudent protect themselves through
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