Proverbs 13-15 New American Standard Bible

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13 1  A wise son accepts his father's discipline , But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke .

2  From the fruit of a man's mouth he enjoys good , But the desire of the treacherous is violence .

3  The one who guards his mouth preserves his life ; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin .

4  The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing , But the soul of the diligent is made fat .

5  A righteous man hates falsehood , But a wicked man acts disgustingly and shamefully .

6  Righteousness guards the one whose way is blameless , But wickedness subverts the sinner .

7  There is one who pretends to be rich , but has nothing e ; Another pretends to be poor , but has great wealth .

8  The ransom of a man's life is his wealth , But the poor hears no rebuke .

9  The light of the righteous rejoices , But the lamp of the wicked goes out.

10  Through insolence comes nothing but strife , But wisdom is with those who receive counsel .

11  Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles , But the one who gathers by labor increases it.

12  Hope deferred makes the heart sick , But desire fulfilled is a tree of life .

13  The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded .

14  The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life , To turn aside from the snares of death .

15  Good understanding produces favor , But the way of the treacherous is hard .

16  Every prudent man acts with knowledge , But a fool displays folly .

17  A wicked messenger falls into adversity , But a faithful envoy brings healing .

18  Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline , But he who regards reproof will be honored .

19  Desire realized is sweet to the soul , But it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil .

20  He who walks with wise men will be wise , But the companion of fools will suffer harm .

21  Adversity pursues sinners , But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity .

22  A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children , And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous .

23  Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor , But it is swept away by injustice e .

24  He who withholds his rod hates his son , But he who loves him disciplines him diligently .

25  The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite , But the stomach of the wicked is in need .

14 1  The wise woman builds her house , But the foolish tears it down with her own hands .

2  He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord , But he who is devious in his ways despises Him.

3  In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his back , But the lips of the wise will protect them.

4  Where no oxen are, the manger is clean , But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox .

5  A trustworthy witness will not lie , But a false witness utters lies .

6  A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none , But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding .

7  Leave the presence of a fool , Or you will not discern words of knowledge .

8  The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way , But the foolishness of fools is deceit .

9  Fools mock at sin , But among the upright there is good will .

10  The heart knows its own bitterness , And a stranger does not share its joy .

11  The house of the wicked will be destroyed , But the tent of the upright will flourish .

12  There is a way which seems right to a man , But its end is the way of death .

13  Even in laughter the heart may be in pain , And the end of joy may be grief .

14  The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways , But a good man will be satisfied with his.

15  The naive believes everything , But the sensible man considers his steps .

16  A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil , But a fool is arrogant and careless .

17  A quick-tempered e man acts foolishly , And a man of evil devices is hated .

18  The naive inherit foolishness , But the sensible are crowned with knowledge .

19  The evil will bow down before the good , And the wicked at the gates of the righteous .

20  The poor is hated even by his neighbor , But those who love the rich are many .

21  He who despises his neighbor sins , But happy is he who is gracious to the poor .

22  Will they not go astray who devise evil ? But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good .

23  In all labor there is profit , But mere talk leads only to poverty .

24  The crown of the wise is their riches , But the folly of fools is foolishness .

25  A truthful witness saves lives , But he who utters lies is treacherous .

26  In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence , And his children will have refuge . 27  The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life , That one may avoid the snares of death .

28  In a multitude of people is a king's glory , But in the dearth of people is a prince's ruin .

29  He who is slow to anger has great understanding , But he who is quick-tempered e exalts folly .

30  A tranquil heart is life to the body , But passion is rottenness to the bones .

31  He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker , But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.

32  The wicked is thrust down by his wrongdoing , But the righteous has a refuge when he dies .

33  Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding , But in the hearts of fools it is made known .

34  Righteousness exalts a nation , But sin is a disgrace to any people .

35  The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely , But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully .

15 1  A gentle answer turns away wrath , But a harsh word stirs up anger .

2  The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable , But the mouth of fools spouts folly .

3  The eyes of the Lord are in every place , Watching the evil and the good .

4  A soothing tongue is a tree of life , But perversion in it crushes the spirit .

5  A fool rejects his father's discipline , But he who regards reproof is sensible .

6  Great wealth is in the house of the righteous , But trouble is in the income of the wicked .

7  The lips of the wise spread knowledge , But the hearts of fools are 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 to the Lord , But He loves one who pursues righteousness .

10  Grievous punishment is for him who forsakes the way ; He who hates reproof will die .

11  Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord , How much e more the hearts of men e !

12  A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise .

13  A joyful heart makes a cheerful face , But when the heart is sad , the spirit is broken .

14  The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge , But the mouth of fools feeds on folly .

15  All the days of the afflicted are bad , But a cheerful heart has a continual feast .

16  Better is a little with the fear of the Lord Than great treasure and turmoil with it. 17  Better is a dish of vegetables where love is Than a fattened ox served with hatred .

18  A hot-tempered man stirs up strife , But the slow to anger calms a dispute .

19  The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns , But the path of the upright is a highway .

20  A wise son makes a father glad , But a foolish man despises his mother .

21  Folly is joy to him who lacks sense , But a man of understanding walks straight .

22  Without consultation , plans are frustrated , But with many counselors they succeed .

23  A man has joy in an apt answer , And how delightful is a timely word !

24  The path of life leads upward for the wise That he may keep away from Sheol below .

25  The Lord will tear down the house of the proud , But He will establish the boundary of the widow .

26  Evil plans are an abomination to the Lord , But pleasant words are pure .

27  He who profits illicitly troubles his own house , But he who hates bribes will live .

28  The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer , But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things .

29  The Lord is far from the wicked , But He hears the prayer of the righteous .

30  Bright eyes gladden the heart ; Good news puts fat on the bones .

31  He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof Will dwell among the wise .

32  He who neglects discipline despises himself , But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding .

33  The fear of the Lord is the instruction for wisdom , And before honor comes humility .

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