13:1 A wise son accepts his father’s discipline,
but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
13:2 From the fruit of his speech a person eats good things,
but the faithless desire the fruit of violence.
13:3 The one who guards his words guards his life,
but whoever is talkative will come to ruin.
13:4 The appetite of the sluggard
craves but gets nothing,
but the desire of the diligent will be abundantly satisfied.
13:5 The righteous person hates anything false,
but the wicked person acts in shameful disgrace.
13:6 Righteousness guards the one who lives with integrity,
but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
13:7 There is one who pretends to be rich and yet has nothing;
another pretends to be poor and yet possesses great wealth.
13:8 The ransom of a person’s life is his wealth,
but the poor person hears no threat.
13:9 The light of the righteous shines brightly,
but the lamp of the wicked goes out.
13:10 With pride comes only contention,
but wisdom is with the well-advised.
13:11 Wealth gained quickly will dwindle away,
but the one who gathers it little by little will become rich.
13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is like a tree of life.
13:13 The one who despises instruction will pay the penalty,
but whoever esteems instruction will be rewarded.
13:14 Instruction from the wise is like a life-giving fountain,
to turn a person from deadly snares.
13:15 Keen insight wins favor,
but the conduct of the unfaithful is harsh.
13:16 Every shrewd person acts with knowledge,
but a fool displays his folly.
13:17 An unreliable messenger falls into trouble,
but a faithful envoy brings healing.
13:18 The one who neglects discipline ends up in poverty and shame,
but the one who accepts reproof is honored.
13:19 A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul,
but fools abhor turning away from evil.
13:20 The one who associates with the wise grows wise,
but a companion of fools suffers harm.
13:21 Calamity pursues sinners,
but prosperity rewards the righteous.
13:22 A benevolent person leaves an inheritance for his grandchildren,
but the wealth of a sinner is stored up for the righteous.
13:23 There is abundant food in the field of the poor,
but it is swept away by injustice.
13:24 The one who spares his rod hates his child,
but the one who loves his child is diligent in disciplining him.
13:25 The righteous has enough food to satisfy his appetite,
but the belly of the wicked lacks food.