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Proverbs 13 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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

Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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