Chapter 13

Contrast the Upright and the Wicked

1 A awise son accepts his father’s discipline,

But a bscoffer does not listen to rebuke.

2 From the fruit of a man’s mouth he 1aenjoys good,

But the 2desire of the treacherous is bviolence.

3 The one who aguards his mouth preserves his life;

The one who bopens wide his lips 1comes to ruin.

4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,

But the soul of the diligent is made fat.

5 A righteous man ahates falsehood,

But a wicked man 1bacts disgustingly and shamefully.

6 Righteousness aguards the 1one whose way is blameless,

But wickedness subverts the 2sinner.

7 There is one who apretends to be rich, but has nothing;

Another 1pretends to be bpoor, but has great wealth.

8 The ransom of a man’s life is his wealth,

But the poor hears no rebuke.

9 The alight of the righteous 1rejoices,

But the blamp of the wicked goes out.

10 Through insolence 1comes nothing but strife,

But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.

11 Wealth obtained by 1fraud dwindles,

But the one who gathers 2by labor increases it.

12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,

But desire 1fulfilled is a tree of life.

13 The one who adespises the word will be 1in debt to it,

But the one who fears the commandment will be brewarded.

14 The 1teaching of the wise is a afountain of life,

To turn aside from the bsnares of death.

15 aGood understanding produces favor,

But the way of the treacherous is hard.

16 Every aprudent man acts with knowledge,

But a fool 1displays folly.

17 A wicked messenger falls into adversity,

But aa faithful envoy brings healing.

18 Poverty and shame will come to him who aneglects 1discipline,

But he who regards reproof will be honored.

19 Desire realized is sweet to the soul,

But it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil.

20 aHe who walks with wise men will be wise,

But the companion of fools will suffer harm.

21 aAdversity pursues sinners,

But the brighteous will be rewarded with prosperity.

22 A good man aleaves an inheritance to his 1children’s children,

And the bwealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

23 aAbundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor,

But 1it is swept away by injustice.

24 He who awithholds his 1rod hates his son,

But he who loves him 2bdisciplines him diligently.

25 The arighteous 1has enough to satisfy his appetite,

But the stomach of the bwicked is in need.


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