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Proverbs

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13:1A wise son is a lover of teaching, but the ears of the haters of authority are shut to sharp words.
13:2A man will get good from the fruit of his lips, but the desire of the false is for violent acts.
13:3He who keeps a watch on his mouth keeps his life; but he whose lips are open wide will have destruction.
13:4The hater of work does not get his desires, but the soul of the hard workers will be made fat.
13:5The upright man is a hater of false words: the evil-doer gets a bad name and is put to shame.
13:6Righteousness keeps safe him whose way is without error, but evil-doers are overturned by sin.
13:7A man may be acting as if he had wealth, but have nothing; another may seem poor, but have great wealth.
13:8A man will give his wealth in exchange for his life; but the poor will not give ear to sharp words.
13:9There is a glad dawn for the upright man, but the light of the sinner will be put out.
13:10The only effect of pride is fighting; but wisdom is with the quiet in spirit.
13:11Wealth quickly got will become less; but he who gets a store by the work of his hands will have it increased.
13:12Hope put off is a weariness to the heart; but when what is desired comes, it is a tree of life.
13:13He who makes sport of the word will come to destruction, but the respecter of the law will be rewarded.
13:14The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning men away from the nets of death.
13:15Wise behaviour gets approval, but the way of the false is their destruction.
13:16A sharp man does everything with knowledge, but a foolish man makes clear his foolish thoughts.
13:17A man taking false news is a cause of trouble, but he who gives news rightly makes things well.
13:18Need and shame will be the fate of him who is uncontrolled by training; but he who takes note of teaching will be honoured.
13:19To get one's desire is sweet to the soul, but to give up evil is disgusting to the foolish.
13:20Go with wise men and be wise: but he who keeps company with the foolish will be broken.
13:21Evil will overtake sinners, but the upright will be rewarded with good.
13:22The heritage of the good man is handed down to his children's children; and the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the upright man.
13:23There is much food in the ploughed land of the poor; but it is taken away by wrongdoing.
13:24He who keeps back his rod is unkind to his son: the loving father gives punishment with care.
13:25The upright man has food to the full measure of his desire, but there will be no food for the stomach of evil-doers.


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