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Chapter 13

1A wise son heareth the doctrine of his father: but he that is a scorner, beareth not when he is reproved. 2Of the fruit of his own mouth shall a man be filled with good things: but the soul of transgressors is wicked. 3He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his soul: but he that hath no guard on his speech shall meet with evils. 4The sluggard willeth and willeth not: but the soul of them that work, shall be made fat. 5The just shall hate a lying word: but the wicked confoundeth, and shall be confounded. 6Justice keepeth the way of the innocent: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner. 7One is as it were rich, when he hath nothing: and another is as it were poor, when he hath great riches. 8The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but he that is poor beareth not reprehension. 9The light of the just giveth joy: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out. 10Among the proud there are always contentions: but they that do all things with counsel, are ruled by wisdom. 11Substance got in haste shall be diminished: but that which by little and little is gathered with the hand shall increase. 12Hope that is deferred afflicteth the soul: desire when it cometh is a tree of life. 13Whosoever speaketh ill of any thing, bindeth himself for the time to come: but he that feareth the commandment, shall dwell in peace. Deceitful souls go astray in sins: the just are merciful, and shew mercy. 14The law of the wise is a fountain of life, that he may decline from the ruin of death. 15Good instruction shall give grace: in the way of scorners is a deep pit. 16The prudent mall doth all things with counsel: but he that is a fool, layeth open his folly. 17The messenger of the wicked shall fall into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health. 18Poverty and shame to him that refuseth instruction: but he that yieldeth to reproof, shall be glorified. 19The desire that is accomplished, delighteth the soul: fools hate them that flee from evil things. 20He that walketh with the wise, shall be wise: a friend of fools shall become like to them. 2121Evil pursueth sinners: and to the just good shall be repaid. 22The good man leaveth heirs, sons, and grandsons: and the substance of the sinner is kept for the just. 23Much food is in the tillage of fathers: but for others it is gathered with out judgment. 24He that spareth the rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him correcteth him betimes. 25The just eateth and filleth his soul: but the belly of the wicked is never to be filled.

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