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13 A wise son heareth his father’s instruction:

But a scorner aheareth not rebuke.

A bman shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth:

But the soul of the transgressors cshall eat violence.

dHe that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life:

But ddhe that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

eThe soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing:

But ethe soul of the diligent fshall be made fat.

A righteous man hateth lying:

But a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.

gRighteousness keepeth him that is hupright in the way:

But wickedness goverthroweth the sinner.

iThere is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing:

iiThere is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

jThe ransom of a man’s life are his riches:

But the poor kheareth not rebuke.

lThe light of the righteous rejoiceth:

But the ||lamp lof the wicked shall be put out.

10  mOnly by pride cometh contention:

But with the well advised is wisdom.

11  nWealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished:

But he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

12  Hope deferred maketh the heart sick:

But owhen the desire cometh, it is pa tree of life.

13  Whoso qdespiseth rthe word shall be destroyed:

But he that feareth the commandment ||shall be srewarded.

14  The law of the wise is a tfountain of life,

uTo depart from uvthe snares of death.

15  wxGood understanding giveth xfavour:

But the way of transgressors is hard.

16  yEvery prudent man dealeth with knowledge:

But a fool layeth open his folly.

17  A wicked messenger falleth into mischief:

But za faithful ambassador is ahealth.

18  bPoverty and shame shall be to him that crefuseth instruction:

But bhe that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

19  dThe desire accomplished is sweet to the soul:

But it is 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  eEvil pursueth sinners:

But to the righteous good shall be frepayed.

22  A good man gleaveth an inheritance to his children’s children:

And hthe wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

23  iMuch food is in jthe tillage of the poor:

But kthere is that is destroyed lfor want of judgment.

24  mHe that spareth his rod hateth his son:

But he that loveth him chasteneth him nbetimes.

25  oThe righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul:

But the belly of the wicked shall want.

KJV 1900

About King James Version

This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.

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