Darby's English Translation

Proverbs 12

The Proverbs

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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. 

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