Proverbs

Proverbs 13 ©

Various observations of moral virtues and their contrary vices.

1

A aWISE son heareth his father's instruction: but ba scorner heareth not rebuke.

2

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

e ch. 26.6.
3

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

4

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

5

A hrighteous man hateth lying: ibut a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.

6

jRighteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the 1sinner.

7

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

l Ec. 11.1,2.
8

The mransom of a man's life are his riches: but the npoor heareth not rebuke.

9

The olight of the righteous rejoiceth: pbut the 2lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

10

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

11

rWealth *gotten by vanity shall be diminished: sbut he that gathereth 3by labour shall increase.

12

tHope deferred maketh the heart sick: ubut when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

13

vWhoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: wbut he that feareth the commandment shall 4be rewarded.

14

The xlaw of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

15

yGood understanding giveth favour: zbut the way of transgressors is hard.

16

Every aprudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool 5layeth open his folly.

17

A bwicked messenger falleth into mischief: but 6a faithful ambassador is health.

18

cPoverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

19

The ddesire accomplished is sweet to the soul: ebut it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

d v.12. Ca. 3.3,4. 2Ti. 4.7,8.
e Je. 17.9. Ro. 8.7,8. Tit. 3.3. ch. 29.27.
20

fHe that walketh with wise men shall be wise: gbut a companion of fools 7shall be destroyed.

21

hEvil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.

22

A igood man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

23

Much jfood is in the *tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

24

He kthat spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him *chasteneth him *betimes.

25

The lrighteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: mbut the belly of the wicked shall want.