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Proverbs 13 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:1 - A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:2 - From the fruit of his mouth a good man eats good, but the desire of the treacherous is for violence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:3 - He who guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:4 - The soul of the sluggard craves, and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:5 - A righteous man hates falsehood, but a wicked man acts shamefully and disgracefully.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:6 - Righteousness guards him whose way is upright, but sin overthrows the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:7 - One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:8 - The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, but a poor man has no means of redemption.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:9 - The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:10 - By insolence the heedless make strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:11 - Wealth hastily gotten will dwindle, but he who gathers little by little will increase it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:12 - Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:13 - He who despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who respects the commandment will be rewarded.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:14 - The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:15 - Good sense wins favor, but the way of the faithless is their ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:16 - In everything a prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:17 - A bad messenger plunges men into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:18 - Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but he who heeds reproof is honored.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:19 - A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul; but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:20 - He who walks with wise men becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:21 - Misfortune pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:22 - A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:23 - The fallow ground of the poor yields much food, but it is swept away through injustice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:24 - He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:25 - The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want.

Downloaded from the Oxford Text Archive and used with permission. The following header is required to be posted:

Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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