Proverbs 13-1521st Century King James Version (KJ21)
13 A wise 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 transgressor shall eat violence.
3 He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his life, but he that openeth wide his lips shall meet destruction.
4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing, but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
5 A righteous man hateth lying, but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.
6 Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way, but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
7 There is one that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing; there is one that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.
8 The ransom of a man’s life is his riches, but the poor heareth not rebuke.
9 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 welladvised is wisdom.
11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished, but he that gathereth by labor shall increase.
12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick, but when a desire is fulfilled, 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 turn him from the snares of death.
15 Good understanding giveth favor, 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 with him that refuseth instruction, but he that hath regard for reproof shall be honored.
19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, but it is an 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 repaid.
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 which is destroyed for want of judgment.
24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son, but he that loveth him chasteneth him in good season.
25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul, but the belly of the wicked shall want.
14 Every wise woman buildeth her house, but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the Lord, but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth Him.
3 The mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride, but the lips of the wise shall preserve him.
4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean, but much increase comes by the strength of the ox.
5 A faithful witness will not lie, but a false witness will utter lies.
6 A scorner seeketh wisdom and findeth it not, but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
7 Go from the presence of a foolish man when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is to be deceived.
9 Fools mock at sin, but among the righteous there is favor.
10 The heart knoweth his own bitterness, and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown, but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
15 The simple believeth every word, but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil, but the fool rageth and is confident.
17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly, and a man of wicked devices is hated.
18 The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 The evil bow before the good, the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20 The poor is hated even by his own neighbor, but the rich hath many friends.
21 He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth, but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
22 Do they not err that devise evil? But mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.
23 In all labor there is profit, but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
24 The crown of the wise is their riches, but the foolishness of fools is folly.
25 A truthful witness delivereth souls, but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.
26 In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence, and His children shall have a place of refuge.
27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life to depart from the snares of death.
28 In a multitude of people is the honor of the king, but the lack of people is the destruction of the prince.
29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding, but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh, but envy is the rottenness of the bones.
31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker, but he that honoreth Him hath mercy on the poor.
32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness, but the righteous hath hope in his death.
33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding, but that which is innermost in fools is made known.
34 Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.
35 The king’s favor is toward a wise servant, but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.
15 A soft answer turneth away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright, but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
5 A fool despiseth his father’s instruction, but he that heedeth reproof is prudent.
6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure, but the revenues of the wicked bring trouble.
7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is His delight.
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the Lord, but He loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way, and he that hateth reproof shall die.
11 Hell and destruction are the concern of the Lord; how much more then, the hearts of the children of men?
12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him, neither will he go unto the wise.
13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge, but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
15 All the days of the afflicted are evil, but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
16 Better is little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure and trouble therewith.
17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a fattened ox and hatred therewith.
18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife, but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
19 The way of a slothful man is as a hedge of thorns, but the path of the righteous is made a plain.
20 A wise son maketh a glad father, but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom, but the man of understanding walketh uprightly.
22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed, but in the multitude of counselors they are established.
23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season — how good it is!
24 The path of life is upward for the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
25 The Lord will destroy the house of the proud, but He will establish the border of the widow.
26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord, but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
27 He that is greedy for gain troubleth his own house, but he that hateth bribes shall live.
28 The heart of the righteous studieth how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
29 The Lord is far from the wicked, but He heareth the prayer of the righteous.
30 The light of the eyes maketh the heart rejoice, and a good report maketh the bones fat.
31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul, but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
33 The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility.