Proverbs, Chapter 13 - Wisdom, Integrity, and Choices

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Proverbs 13:1
A wise son listens to his father’s instruction, but a scoffer doesn’t listen to rebuke.
Proverbs 13:2
By the fruit of his lips, a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful crave violence.
Proverbs 13:3
He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Proverbs 13:4
The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.
Proverbs 13:5
A righteous man hates lies, but a wicked man brings shame and disgrace.
Proverbs 13:6
Righteousness guards the way of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
Proverbs 13:7
There are some who pretend to be rich, yet have nothing. There are some who pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth.
Proverbs 13:8
The ransom of a man’s life is his riches, but the poor hear no threats.
Proverbs 13:9
The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
Proverbs 13:10
Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is with people who take advice.
Proverbs 13:11
Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand makes it grow.
Proverbs 13:12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.
Proverbs 13:13
Whoever despises instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command will be rewarded.
Proverbs 13:14
The teaching of the wise is a spring of life, to turn from the snares of death.
Proverbs 13:15
Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
Proverbs 13:16
Every prudent man acts from knowledge, but a fool exposes folly.
Proverbs 13:17
A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy gains healing.
Proverbs 13:18
Poverty and shame come to him who refuses discipline, but he who heeds correction shall be honored.
Proverbs 13:19
Longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
Proverbs 13:20
One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
Proverbs 13:21
Misfortune pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous.
Proverbs 13:22
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored for the righteous.
Proverbs 13:23
An abundance of food is in poor people’s fields, but injustice sweeps it away.
Proverbs 13:24
One who spares the rod hates his son, but one who loves him is careful to discipline him.
Proverbs 13:25
The righteous one eats to the satisfying of his soul, but the belly of the wicked goes hungry.

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