Proverbs 13 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Proverbs 13


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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