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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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Proverbs 13:1-25

13  A wise son heareth his father’s instruction; But a scoffer heareth not rebuke. 2  A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth; But the soul of the treacherous shall eat violence. 3  He that guardeth 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 guardeth 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 wealth. 8  The ransom of a man’s life is his riches; But the poor heareth no threatening. 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 labor shall have increase. 12  Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; But when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. 13  Whoso despiseth the word bringeth destruction on himself; But he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. 14  The law of the wise is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death. 15  Good understanding giveth favor; But the way of the transgressor is hard. 16  Every prudent man worketh with knowledge; But a fool flaunteth his folly. 17  A wicked messenger falleth into evil; But a faithful ambassador is health. 18  Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth correction; But he that regardeth reproof shall be honored. 19  The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil. 20  Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise; But the companion of fools shall smart for it. 21  Evil pursueth sinners; But the righteous shall be recompensed with good. 22  A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children; And the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous. 23  Much food is in the tillage of the poor; But there is that is destroyed by reason of injustice. 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.