Proverbs 13

13:1 A wise son listens to his father's instruction, but a scoffer doesn't listen to rebuke. 

13:2 By the fruit of his lips, a man enjoys good things; but the unfaithful crave violence. 

13:3 He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. 

13:4 The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied. 

13:5 A righteous man hates lies, but a wicked man brings shame and disgrace. 

13:6 Righteousness guards the way of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner. 

13:7 There are some who pretend to be rich, yet have nothing. There are some who pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth. 

13:8 The ransom of a man's life is his riches, but the poor hear no threats. 

13:9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out. 

13:10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but with ones who take advice is wisdom. 

13:11 Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand makes it grow. 

13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life. 

13:13 Whoever despises instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command will be rewarded. 

13:14 The teaching of the wise is a spring of life, to turn from the snares of death. 

13:15 Good understanding wins favor; but the way of the unfaithful is hard. 

13:16 Every prudent man acts from knowledge, but a fool exposes folly. 

13:17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy gains healing. 

13:18 Poverty and shame come to him who refuses discipline, but he who heeds correction shall be honored. 

13:19 Longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil. 

13:20 One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. 

13:21 Misfortune pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous. 

13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored for the righteous. 

13:23 An abundance of food is in poor people's fields, but injustice sweeps it away. 

13:24 One who spares the rod hates his son, but one who loves him is careful to discipline him. 

13:25 The righteous one eats to the satisfying of his soul, but the belly of the wicked goes hungry.