Proverbs 13 New Life Version (NLV)
13 A wise son listens when his father tells him the right way, but one who laughs at the truth does not listen when strong words are spoken to him.
2 The one who is careful what he says will have good come to him, but the one who wants to hurt others will have trouble.
3 He who watches over his mouth keeps his life. He who opens his lips wide will be destroyed.
4 The soul of the lazy person has strong desires but gets nothing, but the soul of the one who does his best gets more than he needs.
5 A man who is right with God hates lies, but the actions of a sinful man are hated and he is put to shame.
6 What is right and good watches over the one whose way is without blame, but sin destroys the sinful.
7 There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing. Another pretends to be poor, but has many riches.
8 A rich man can use his riches to save his life, but the poor man does not hear strong words spoken to him.
9 Those who are right with God are full of light, but the lamp of the sinful will be put out.
10 Fighting comes only from pride, but wisdom is with those who listen when told what they should do.
11 Riches taken by false ways become less and less, but riches grow for the one who gathers by hard work.
12 Hope that is put off makes the heart sick, but a desire that comes into being is a tree of life.
13 He who hates the Word is under its power, but he who fears the Word will be well paid.
14 The teaching of the wise is a well of life, to save one from the nets of death.
15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the sinful is hard.
16 Every wise man acts with much learning, but a fool makes his foolish way known.
17 A sinful helper falls into trouble, but a faithful helper brings healing.
18 He who will not listen to strong teaching will become poor and ashamed, but he who listens when strong words are spoken will be honored.
19 A desire that is filled is sweet to the soul, but fools hate to give up what is sinful.
20 He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the one who walks with fools will be destroyed.
21 Trouble follows sinners, but good things will be given to those who are right with God.
22 A good man leaves what he owns for his children’s children. The riches of the sinner are stored up for those who are right with God.
23 Much food is in the plowed land of the poor, but it is taken away because of wrong-doing.
24 He who does not punish his son when he needs it hates him, but he who loves him will punish him when he needs it.
25 The man who is right with God has all the food he needs, but the stomach of the sinful man never has enough.
Proverbs 13 New International Version (NIV)
13 A wise son heeds his father’s instruction,
2 From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things,
3 Those who guard their lips preserve their lives,
4 A sluggard’s appetite is never filled,
5 The righteous hate what is false,
6 Righteousness guards the person of integrity,
7 One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing;
8 A person’s riches may ransom their life,
9 The light of the righteous shines brightly,
10 Where there is strife, there is pride,
11 Dishonest money dwindles away,
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
13 Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it,
14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
15 Good judgment wins favor,
16 All who are prudent act with[b] knowledge,
17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
18 Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame,
19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,
20 Walk with the wise and become wise,
21 Trouble pursues the sinner,
22 A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children,
23 An unplowed field produces food for the poor,
24 Whoever spares the rod hates their children,
25 The righteous eat to their hearts’ content,