Proverbs Chapter 13 World English Bible

Proverbs 13:1

A wise son listens to his father's instruction, But a scoffer doesn't listen to rebuke.

Proverbs 13:2

By the fruit of his lips, a man enjoys good things; But the unfaithful crave violence.

Proverbs 13:3

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

Proverbs 13:4

The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, But the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.

Proverbs 13:5

A righteous man hates lies, But a wicked man brings shame and disgrace.

Proverbs 13:6

Righteousness guards the way of integrity, But wickedness overthrows the sinner.

Proverbs 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.

Proverbs 13:8

The ransom of a man's life is his riches, But the poor hear no threats.

Proverbs 13:9

The light of the righteous shines brightly, But the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.

Proverbs 13:10

Pride only breeds quarrels, But with ones who take advice is wisdom.

Proverbs 13:11

Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, But he who gathers by hand makes it grow.

Proverbs 13:12

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.

Proverbs 13:13

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

Proverbs 13:14

The teaching of the wise is a spring of life, To turn from the snares of death.

Proverbs 13:15

Good understanding wins favor; But the way of the unfaithful is hard.

Proverbs 13:16

Every prudent man acts from knowledge, But a fool exposes folly.

Proverbs 13:17

A wicked messenger falls into trouble, But a trustworthy envoy gains healing.

Proverbs 13:18

Poverty and shame come to him who refuses discipline, But he who heeds correction shall be honored.

Proverbs 13:19

Longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, But fools detest turning from evil.

Proverbs 13:20

One who walks with wise men grows wise, But a companion of fools suffers harm.

Proverbs 13:21

Misfortune pursues sinners, But prosperity rewards the righteous.

Proverbs 13:22

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

Proverbs 13:23

An abundance of food is in poor people's fields, But injustice sweeps it away.

Proverbs 13:24

One who spares the rod hates his son, But one who loves him is careful to discipline him.

Proverbs 13:25

The righteous one eats to the satisfying of his soul, But the belly of the wicked goes hungry.