Proverbs 4:1 King James Version

The Beneficence of Wisdom

4 1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.



Proverbs 10:17 King James Version

17 He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth. [1]



Proverbs 13:1-18 King James Version

13 1 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 transgressors shall eat violence.

3 He that keepeth 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 keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner. [2]

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

8 The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp [3] of the wicked shall be put out.

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

11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour [4] shall increase.

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

13 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. [5]

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

15 Good understanding giveth favour: 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 [6] ambassador is health.

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



Footnotes

[1] 10:17 erreth: or, causeth to err

[2] 13:6 the sinner: Heb. sin

[3] 13:9 lamp: or, candle

[4] 13:11 by labour: Heb. with the hand

[5] 13:13 shall be rewarded: or, shall be in peace

[6] 13:17 a faithful...: Heb. an ambassador of faithfulness

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