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13 ¶ A wise son takes his father’s chastening: but a scorner does not hear rebuke.

¶ Of the fruit of his mouth man shall eat well: but the soul of the transgressors shall starve.

¶ He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens his lips often shall have calamity.

¶ The soul of the sluggard desires, and attains nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

¶ The righteous man hates lying: but the wicked man makes himself loathsome, and abominable.

¶ Righteousness keeps the one of the perfect way: but wickedness overthrows the sinner.

¶ There are those that make themselves rich, yet have nothing: there are those that make themselves poor, yet have great riches.

¶ The redemption of a man’s life is his riches: but the poor does not hear rebuke.

¶ The light of the righteous shall rejoice: but the fire of the wicked shall be put out.

10 ¶ Pride shall certainly give birth to contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

11 ¶ The riches of vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labour shall increase.

12 ¶ Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.

13 ¶ Whosoever despises the word shall perish by it: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded.

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

15 ¶ Good understanding brings forth grace: but the way of transgressors is hard.

16 ¶ Every sane man works according to wisdom: but the fool shall manifest his folly.

17 ¶ A bad messenger shall fall into evil: but a faithful ambassador is medicine.

18 ¶ Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuses chastening: but he that regards reproof 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 walks with wise men shall be wise, but the companion of fools shall be destroyed.

21 ¶ Evil pursues sinners, but to the righteous good shall be repaid.

22 ¶ A good man shall leave an inheritance to his children’s children, and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

23 ¶ In the fallow ground of the poor there is much bread, but it is lost for lack of judgment.

24 ¶ He that cuts short chastening hates his son, but he that loves him chastens him early.

25 ¶ The righteous eats until his soul is satisfied, but the belly of the wicked shall lack.

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