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Proverbs 12     

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Chapter 13

A wise son heareth his father`s instruction; But a scoffer heareth not rebuke.

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

He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his life; But he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

A righteous man hateth lying; But a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.

Righteousness guardeth him that is upright in the way; But wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: There is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great wealth.

The ransom of a man`s life is his riches; But the poor heareth no threatening.

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

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

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished; But he that gathereth by labor shall have increase.

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; But when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

Whoso despiseth the word bringeth destruction on himself; But he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

The law of the wise is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death.

Good understanding giveth favor; But the way of the transgressor is hard.

Every prudent man worketh with knowledge; But a fool flaunteth his folly.

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

Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth correction; But he that regardeth reproof shall be honored.

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.

Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise; But the companion of fools shall smart for it.

Evil pursueth sinners; But the righteous shall be recompensed with good.

A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children`s children; And the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous.

Much food is in the tillage of the poor; But there is that is destroyed by reason of injustice.

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

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

Proverbs 14




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