Darby's English Translation

Proverbs 12

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Chapter 13

1

 

  A wise son [heareth] his father's instruction; but a scorner heareth not rebuke.  

 

 


2

 

  A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth; but the soul of the treacherous, violence.  

 

 


3

 

  He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his soul; destruction shall be to him that openeth wide his lips.  

 

 


4

 

  A sluggard's soul desireth and hath nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.  

 

 


5

 

  A righteous [man] hateth lying; but the wicked maketh himself odious and cometh to shame.  

 

 


6

 

  Righteousness preserveth him that is perfect in the way; but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.  

 

 


7

 

  There is that feigneth himself rich, and hath nothing; there is that maketh himself poor, and hath great wealth.  

 

 


8

 

  The ransom of a man's life is his riches; but the indigent heareth not rebuke.  

 

 


9

 

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

 

 


10

 

  By pride there only cometh contention; but with the well-advised is wisdom.  

 

 


11

 

  Wealth [gotten] by vanity diminisheth; but he that gathereth by manual-labour shall increase [it].  

 

 


12

 

  Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; but the desire [that] cometh to pass is a tree of life.  

 

 


13

 

  Whoso despiseth the word shall be held by it; but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.  

 

 


14

 

  The teaching of the wise [man] is a fountain of life, to turn away from the snares of death.  

 

 


15

 

  Good understanding procureth favour; but the way of the treacherous is hard.  

 

 


16

 

  Every prudent [man] acteth with knowledge; but the foolish layeth open [his] folly.  

 

 


17

 

  A wicked messenger falleth into evil; but a faithful ambassador is health.  

 

 


18

 

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

 

 


19

 

  The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; but it is abomination to the foolish to depart from evil.  

 

 


20

 

  He that walketh with wise [men] becometh wise; but a companion of the foolish will be depraved.  

 

 


21

 

  Evil pursueth sinners; but to the righteous good shall be repaid.  

 

 


22

 

  A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children; but the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous [man].  

 

 


23

 

  Much food is in the tillage of the poor; but there is that is lost for want of judgment.  

 

 


24

 

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

 

 


25

 

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

 

 


Proverbs 14

 

 

 

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