The New King James Version

Proverbs 13:17–25

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17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,

But pa faithful ambassador brings health.

18 Poverty and shame will come to him who 2disdains correction,

But qhe who regards a rebuke will be honored.

19 A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul,

But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.

20 He who walks with wise men will be wise,

But the companion of fools will be destroyed.

21 rEvil pursues sinners,

But to the righteous, good shall be repaid.

22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,

But sthe wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

23 tMuch food is in the 3fallow ground of the poor,

And for lack of justice there is 4waste.

24 uHe who spares his rod hates his son,

But he who loves him disciplines him 5promptly.

25 vThe righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul,

But the stomach of the wicked shall be in want.

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