Chapter 13

The way of the transgressor is hard—Evil pursues sinners—He who does not discipline his children hates them.

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 transgressors shall eat violence.

3 He that keepeth his amouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his blips shall have destruction.

4 The soul of the asluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

5 A righteous man ahateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.

6 aRighteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

7 There is that maketh himself arich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great briches.

8 The ransom of a man’s life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the alamp of the wicked shall be put out.

10 Only by apride cometh bcontention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

11 aWealth gotten by bvanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by clabour shall increase.

12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

13 Whoso adespiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be brewarded.

14 The law of the wise is a afountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

15 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

16 Every aprudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

18 Poverty and ashame shall be to him that refuseth binstruction: but he that regardeth creproof shall be honoured.

19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

21 aEvil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.

22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the ajust.

23 Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

24 He that spareth his arod hateth his son: but he that loveth him bchasteneth him betimes.

25 The righteous eateth to the asatisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.