Proverbs Chapter 13
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)


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1 A wise sonne heareth his fathers instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

2 A man shall eate good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soule of the transgressours, shall eate violence.2

3 He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his life: but hee that openeth wide his lips, shall haue destruction.

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

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

6 Righteousnesse keepeth him that is vpright in the way: but wickednesse ouerthroweth the sinner.6

7 There is that maketh himselfe rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himselfe poore, yet hath great riches.

8 The ransome of a mans life are his riches: but the poore heareth not rebuke.

9 The light of the righteous reioyceth: but the lampe of the wicked shall be put out.9

10 Onely by pride commeth contention: but with the well aduised is wisedome.

11 Wealth gotten by vanitie shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour, shall increase.11

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

13 Whoso despiseth the word, shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commaundement, shall be rewarded.13

14 The lawe of the wise is a fountaine of life, to depart from the snares of death.14

An ill messenger.

15 Good vnderstanding giueth fauour: but the way of transgressours is hard.

16 Euery prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a foole layeth open his folly.16

17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischiefe: but a faithfull ambassadour is health.

18 Pouerty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproofe, shall be honoured.

19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soule: but it is abomination to fooles to depart from euill.

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

21 Euill pursueth sinners: but to the righteous, good shall be repayd.

22 A good man leaueth an inheritance to his childrens children: and the wealth of the sinner is layd vp for the iust.22

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

24 He that spareth his rod, hateth his sonne: but he that loueth him, chasteneth him betimes.24

25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soule: but the belly of the wicked shall want.25


Proverbs Chapter 13 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):

2 Chap. 12. 14.
6 Chap. 11. 3,5,6. , Heb. sinne.
9 Iob.18.6. & 21.17. , Or, candle.
11 Chap. 10. 2. & 20.21. , Heb. with the hand.
13 Or, shall be in peace.
14 Chap. 14. 27.
16 Chap. 12. 23. & 15. 2. , Heb. spreadeth.
20 Heb. shalbe broken.
22 Iob. 27. 17.
23 Chap. 12. 11.
24 Chap. 23. 13.
25 Psal.37.3. & 34.10.

* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania


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