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Ward Green Version, 2003 American Standard Version, 1901
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Proverbs 13
1A wise son a father's instruction holds dear
1A scoffer a chiding will not even hear
2By fruit of the lips will a man be sustained
2The soul of transgressors is cruel and ill-gained

3In keeping one's word one with life comes to grips
3And ruin's the fruit of the looser man's lips
4The lazy one's will is to burn with desire
4While diligent souls scrape the fat from a fire

5A hater of lies is the lawful one's name
5The bad of the wicked one ends up in shame
6And righteousness safeguards the blessed one's way
6While wickedness leads an offender astray

7Some think they are wealthy and yet they have not
7Some tend to be poor still great riches they've got
8A rich man may live at exorbitant price
8But one who is poor will stay free from advice

9The righteous rejoices to greet the new light
9The wicked one's lamp will expire in the night
10By arrogance quarrels are soon set aglow
10But one well-advised is the one in the know

11The wealth that comes easy will ever grow less
11A hand that is gathering much has excess
12A heart's expectation is sickened at length
12Yet hope when fulfilled is a great tree of strength

13The one who despises advice is distressed
13But he who reveres the command will be blessed
14A well-spring of life is the artful one's law
14Instructing a man from a deathtrap withdraw

15For good understanding is what bestows grace
15And well-trodden pathways of sin are a trace
16All manner of wise men engage in their craft
16But he who exposes his folly is daft

17An angel of evil will fall into bad
17From one who is faithful a cure may be had
18Those shunning a warning get shyness and shame
18But he who takes heed of reproof will get fame

19Desire when accomplished is sweet to the heart
19While fools are abhorring from bad to depart
20One walking with wise men will wisely grow strong
20A shepherd of fools shall be dead before long

21Affliction will chase after sinners in flight
21But good is the payment for those who are right
22A good man to grandchildren leaves a good trust
22And those who fall short give their wealth to the just

23A great deal of food comes from poor farmers' fields
23But much may be lost in dispensing the yields
24In sparing the rod one is hating a child
24And one is to chasten in love to be mild

25The righteous one eats as he joyfully will
25And to satisfaction his soul he will fill
25The wicked is godless and morally wrong
25And lacking for eating his belly will long
© 2003-2007 Ward Green. All rights reserved.

Proverbs 13 1
A wise son [heareth] his father`s instruction; But a scoffer heareth not rebuke.
Proverbs 13 2
A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth; But the soul of the treacherous [shall eat] violence.
Proverbs 13 3
He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his life; [But] he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
Proverbs 13 4
The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
Proverbs 13 5
A righteous man hateth lying; But a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.
Proverbs 13 6
Righteousness guardeth him that is upright in the way; But wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
Proverbs 13 7
There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: There is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great wealth.
Proverbs 13 8
The ransom of a man`s life is his riches; But the poor heareth no threatening.
Proverbs 13 9
The light of the righteous rejoiceth; But the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
Proverbs 13 10
By pride cometh only contention; But with the well-advised is wisdom.
Proverbs 13 11
Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished; But he that gathereth by labor shall have increase.
Proverbs 13 12
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; But when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
Proverbs 13 13
Whoso despiseth the word bringeth destruction on himself; But he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
Proverbs 13 14
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death.
Proverbs 13 15
Good understanding giveth favor; But the way of the transgressor is hard.
Proverbs 13 16
Every prudent man worketh with knowledge; But a fool flaunteth [his] folly.
Proverbs 13 17
A wicked messenger falleth into evil; But a faithful ambassador is health.
Proverbs 13 18
Poverty and shame [shall be to] him that refuseth correction; But he that regardeth reproof shall be honored.
Proverbs 13 19
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.
Proverbs 13 20
Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise; But the companion of fools shall smart for it.
Proverbs 13 21
Evil pursueth sinners; But the righteous shall be recompensed with good.
Proverbs 13 22
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children`s children; And the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous.
Proverbs 13 23
Much food [is in] the tillage of the poor; But there is that is destroyed by reason of injustice.
Proverbs 13 24
He that spareth his rod hateth his son; But he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
Proverbs 13 25
The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul; But the belly of the wicked shall want.
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