The Holy Bible, King James Version Revised

The Proverbs


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 desire of the treacherous is for 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 that which is false: but the deeds of a wicked man are loathsome, and he cometh to shame.
. .6 Righteousness keepeth him whose way is upright: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
. .7 There is one that maketh himself rich, yet he hath nothing: there is one that maketh himself poor, yet he hath great riches.
. .8 The rich man may ransom his life: but the poor heareth no threat.
. .9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
. .10 By pride cometh only contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
. .11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall have increase.
. .12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
. .13 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
. .14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, to turn aside from the snares of death.
. .15 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of the treacherous 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 bringeth healing.
. .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 an abomination to fools to depart from evil.
. .20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall suffer harm.
. .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 fallow land of the poor: but there is it destroyed for want of justice.
. .24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him diligently.
. .25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.


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