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Proverbs 13Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

13 A wise son heareth his father’s instruction:
    but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

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

He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life:
    but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

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

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

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

There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing:
    there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

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

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

10 Only by pride cometh contention:
    but with the well advised is wisdom.

11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished:
    but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

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

13 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed:
    but he that feareth 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 giveth favour:
    but the way of transgressors is hard.

16 Every prudent 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 shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction:
    but he that regardeth 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 walketh with wise men shall be wise:
    but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

21 Evil 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 just.

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 rod hateth his son:
    but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

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

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.


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