Old Testament Proverbs Chapter 13

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

The way of the transgressor is hard-Evil pursueth sinners-He that spareth his rod hateth his son.

 1 Awise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

 2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

 3 He that keepeth his amouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his blips shall have destruction.

 4 The soul of the asluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

 5 A righteous man ahateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.

 aRighteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

 7 There is that maketh himself arich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great briches.

 8 The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

 9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the alamp of the wicked shall be put out.

 10 Only by apride cometh bcontention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

 11 aWealth gotten by bvanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by clabour shall increase.

 12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

 13 Whoso adespiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be brewarded.

 14 The law of the wise is a afountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

 15 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

 16 Every aprudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

 17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

 18 Poverty and ashame shall be to him that refuseth binstruction: but he that regardeth creproof shall be honoured.

 19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

 20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

 21 aEvil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.

 22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the ajust.

 23 Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

 24 He that spareth his arod hateth his son: but he that loveth him bchasteneth him betimes.

 25 The righteous eateth to the asatisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.