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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.

7 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.

10 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.

12 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.

14 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.

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

18 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.

21 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.

 


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Matthew Henry's Proverbs Chapter 13 Bible commentary...



1 There is great hope of those that reverence their parents. There is little hope of any who will not hear those that deal faithfully with them. #2|. By our words we must be justified or condemned, #Mt 12:37|. #3|. He that thinks before he speaks, that suppresses evil if he have thought it, keeps his soul from a great deal both of guilt and grief. Many a one is ruined by an ungoverned tongue. #4|. The slothful desire the gains the diligent get, but hate the pains the diligent take; therefore they have nothing. This is especially true as to the soul. #5|. Where sin reigns, the man is loathsome. If his conscience were awake, he would abhor himself, and repent in dust and ashes. 6|. An honest desire to do right, preserves a man from fatal mistakes, better than a thousand fine-drawn distinctions. #7|. Some who are really poor, trade and spend as if they were rich: this is sin, and will be shame, and it will end accordingly. Some that are really rich, would be thought to be poor: in this there is want of gratitude to God, want of justice and charity to others. There are many hypocrites, empty of grace, who will not be convinced of their poverty. There are many fearing Christians, who are spiritually rich, yet think themselves poor; by their doubts, and complaints, and griefs, they make themselves poor. #8|. Great riches often tempt to violence against those that possess them; but the poor are free from such perils. #9|. The light of the righteous is as that of the sun, which may be eclipsed and clouded, but will continue: the Spirit is their Light, he gives a fulness of joy: that of the wicked is as a lamp of their own kindling, easily put out. #10|. All contentions, whether between private persons, families, churches, or nations, are begun and carried forward by pride. Disputes would be easily prevented or ended, if it were not for pride. #11|. Wealth gotten by dishonesty or vice, has a secret curse, which will speedily waste it. #12|. The delay of what is anxiously hoped for, is very painful to the mind; obtaining it is very pleasant. But spiritual blessings are chiefly intended. 13|. He that stands in awe of God, and reverences his word, shall escape destruction, and be rewarded for his godly fear. 14|. The rule by which the wise regulate their conduct, is a fountain yielding life and happiness. #15|. The way of sinners is hard upon others, and hard to the sinner himself. The service of sin is slavery; the road to hell is strewed with the thorns and thistles that followed the curse. #16|. It is folly to talk of things of which we know nothing, and to undertake what we are no way fit for. #17|. Those that are wicked, and false to Christ and to the souls of men, do mischief, and fall into mischief; but those that are faithful, find sound words healing to others and to themselves. #18|. He that scorns to be taught, will certainly be brought down. #19|. There are in man strong desires after happiness; but never let those expect any thing truly sweet to their souls, who will not be persuaded to leave their sins. #20|. Multitudes are brought to ruin by bad company. And all that make themselves wicked will be destroyed. #21|. When God pursues sinners he is sure to overtake them; and he will reward the righteous. #22|. The servant of God who is not anxious about riches, takes the best method of providing for his children. #23|. The poor, yet industrious, thrive, though in a homely manner, while those who have great riches are often brought to poverty for want of judgment. #24|. He acts as if he hated his child, who, by false indulgence, permits sinful habits to gather strength, which will bring sorrow here, and misery hereafter. #25|. It is the misery of the wicked, that even their sensual appetites are always craving. The righteous feeds on the word and ordinances, to the satisfying of his soul with the promises of the gospel, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Bread of life.

 


Recent Comments for Proverbs Chapter 13...

 


Dana Megee's Proverbs Chapter 13 comment on 8/26/2014, 9:32pm...

Last verse is referring to "feeding your soul with the word of God ", not your body with food.

 


Mike's Proverbs Chapter 13 comment on 8/17/2014, 10:53am...

Why does the last verse encourage gluttony?

 


Shay's Proverbs Chapter 13 comment about verse 20 on 7/05/2014, 1:12pm...

Young or old, if we do not choose our friends and associates wisely, that is, by the good standards from the Bible, we can expect that we will fare badly.

 


Shay's Proverbs Chapter 13 comment about verse 25 on 6/25/2014, 3:53pm...

The one having good sense and is a upright person who acts with true knowledge will be blessed. Jehovah God knows what is good for us in any area of life our family affairs, our relationship with others, our ministry, or when we are being disciplined. And by wisely applying the counsel found in his Word, we will unquestionably enjoy the best way of life.

 


Peter's Proverbs Chapter 13 comment about verse 22 on 6/20/2014, 3:00am...

This proverb confirms that the Good man made righteous in Yahshua by Yahweh the Father will live forever and his wealth also will last so also the opposite the sinner who does not repent will perish and his wealth will be left for the one who remains the righteous man

 


Ndzhove's Proverbs Chapter 13 comment on 5/23/2014, 9:29am...

I love this verse which says love of money is evil.

 


Njabulo's Proverbs Chapter 13 comment on 5/08/2014, 2:56am...

People of God! We need to undestand that this gospel is not ours but for God our father who is above everything.we need to follow his ways,seeking his present daily.Jesus is coming soon

 


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