Proverbs 13-15 American Standard Version

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13 1  A wise son [heareth] his father's instruction; But a scoffer heareth not rebuke.

2  A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth; But the soul of the treacherous [shall eat] violence.

3  He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his life; [But] he that openeth wide his lips shall have 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 guardeth him that is upright in the way; But wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

7  There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: There is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great wealth.

8  The ransom of a man's life is his riches; But the poor heareth no threatening.

9  The light of the righteous rejoiceth; But the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

10  By pride cometh only contention; But with the well-advised is wisdom.

11  Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished; But he that gathereth by labor shall have increase.

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

13  Whoso despiseth the word bringeth destruction on himself; But he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

14  The law of the wise is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death.

15  Good understanding giveth favor; But the way of the transgressor is hard.

16  Every prudent man worketh with knowledge; But a fool flaunteth [his] folly.

17  A wicked messenger falleth into evil; But a faithful ambassador is health.

18  Poverty and shame [shall be to] him that refuseth correction; But he that regardeth 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  Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise; But the companion of fools shall smart for it.

21  Evil pursueth sinners; But the righteous shall be recompensed with good.

22  A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children; And the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous.

23  Much food [is in] the tillage of the poor; But there is that is destroyed by reason of injustice.

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.

14 1  Every wise woman buildeth her house; But the foolish plucketh it down with her own hands.

2  He that walketh in his uprightness feareth Jehovah; But he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.

3  In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for [his] pride; But the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

4  Where no oxen are, the crib is clean; But much increase is by the strength of the ox.

5  A faithful witness will not lie; But a false witness uttereth lies.

6  A scoffer seeketh wisdom, and [findeth it] not; But knowledge is easy unto him that hath understanding.

7  Go into the presence of a foolish man, And thou shalt not perceive [in him] the lips of knowledge.

8  The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way; But the folly of fools is deceit.

9  A trespass-offering mocketh fools; But among the upright there is good will.

10  The heart knoweth its own bitterness; And a stranger doth not intermeddle with its joy.

11  The house of the wicked shall be overthrown; But the tent 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 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 beareth himself insolently, and is confident.

17  He that is soon angry will deal 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 down before the good; And the wicked, at the gates of the righteous.

20  The poor is hated even of his own neighbor; But the rich hath many friends.

21  He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth; But he that hath pity 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 folly of fools is [only] folly.

25  A true witness delivereth souls; But he that uttereth lies [causeth] deceit.

26  In the fear of Jehovah is strong confidence; And his children shall have a place of refuge. 27  The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death.

28  In the multitude of people is the king's glory; But in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

29  He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; But he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

30  A tranquil 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 hath mercy on the needy honoreth him.

32  The wicked is thrust down in his evil-doing; But the righteous hath a refuge in his death.

33  Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding; But [that which is] in the inward part of 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 servant that dealeth wisely; But his wrath will be [against] him that causeth shame.

15 1  A soft answer turneth away wrath; But a grievous word stirreth up anger.

2  The tongue of the wise uttereth knowledge aright; But the mouth of fools poureth out folly.

3  The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, Keeping watch upon the evil and the good.

4  A gentle tongue is a tree of life; But perverseness therein is a breaking of the spirit.

5  A fool despiseth his father's correction; But he that regardeth reproof getteth prudence.

6  In the house of the righteous is much treasure; But in the revenues of the wicked is 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 Jehovah; But the prayer of the upright is his delight.

9  The way of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; But he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

10  There is grievous correction for him that forsaketh the way; [And] he that hateth reproof shall die.

11  Sheol and Abaddon are before Jehovah: How much more then the hearts of the children of men!

12  A scoffer loveth not to be reproved; He will not go unto the wise.

13  A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance; But by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

14  The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge; But the mouth of fools feedeth on folly.

15  All the days of the afflicted are evil; But he that is of a cheerful heart [hath] a continual feast.

16  Better is little, with the fear of Jehovah, Than great treasure and trouble therewith. 17  Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, Than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

18  A wrathful man stirreth up contention; But he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

19  The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns; But the path of the upright is made a highway.

20  A wise son maketh a glad father; But a foolish man despiseth his mother.

21  Folly is joy to him that is void of wisdom; But a man of understanding maketh straight his going.

22  Where there is no counsel, purposes are disappointed; But in the multitude of counsellors they are established.

23  A man hath joy in the answer of his mouth; And a word in due season, how good is it!

24  To the wise the way of life [goeth] upward, That he may depart from Sheol beneath.

25  Jehovah will root up the house of the proud; But he will establish the border of the widow.

26  Evil devices are an abomination to Jehovah; But pleasant words [are] pure.

27  He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; But he that hateth bribes shall live.

28  The heart of the righteous studieth to answer; But the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

29  Jehovah is far from the wicked; But he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

30  The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart; [And] good tidings make the bones fat.

31  The ear that hearkeneth to the reproof of life Shall abide among the wise.

32  He that refuseth correction despiseth his own soul; But he that hearkeneth to reproof getteth understanding.

33  The fear of Jehovah is the instruction of wisdom; And before honor [goeth] humility.

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