Proverbs Chapter 13 – The discipline of obedience

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.


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 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 labor 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.


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


15 Good understanding giveth favor; 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 ambassador is health.


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


19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; but it is a abomination to fools to depart from evil.


20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise; but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.


21 Evil pursueth sinners; but to the righteous good shall be repaid.


22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children; and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.


23 Much food is in the tillage of the poor; but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.


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.