Proverbs 13 King James Version (KJV)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 mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.4. The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.5. A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.6. Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner. the sinner: Heb. sin7. There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.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 lamp of the wicked shall be put out. lamp: or, candle10. Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.11. Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase. by labour: Heb. with the hand12. Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.13. Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. shall be rewarded: or, shall be in peace14. The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.15. Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.16. Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly. layeth…: Heb. spreadeth17. A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health. a faithful…: Heb. an ambassador of faithfulness18. 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 fools to depart from evil.20. He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. destroyed: Heb. broken21. Evil 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 just.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 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.