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Proverbs 12.

The Book of Proverbs

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Chapter 13


A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.


A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.


He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.


The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.


A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.


Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.


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


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


The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.


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


Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.


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


Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.


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


Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.


Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.


A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.


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


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


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


Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.


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


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


He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.


The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

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