The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

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

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

Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

The ransom of a man’s life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

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

Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.

A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.” – Proverbs 13 (KJV)

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  1. 1 A wise son accepts his father’s discipline,
    but a scornful son does not listen to a reprimand.
    2 From the fruit of his mouth a person eats well,
    but treacherous people have an appetite for violence.
    3 Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life.
    Whoever opens his lips carelessly ruins himself.
    4 The appetite of a lazy person craves things, but he gets nothing.
    The appetite of hardworking people is fully satisfied.
    5 A righteous person hates everything false,
    but a wicked person causes disgrace and shame.
    6 Righteousness guards a person who has integrity,
    but wickedness perverts a sinner.
    7 One person pretends to be rich but has nothing.
    Another pretends to be poor but has great wealth.
    8 A man’s riches may ransom his life,
    but a poor man does not hear a threat.
    9 The light of the righteous brings joy,
    but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
    10 Insolence produces only strife,
    but wisdom resides with those who take advice.
    11 Wealth gained out of thin air[a] shrinks,
    but wealth accumulated by steady work grows.
    12 Hope delayed makes a heart sick,
    but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
    13 The person who despises a word of instruction will pay the price,
    but the person who respects a command will be rewarded.
    14 The teaching of a wise person is a fountain of life.
    It can turn someone away from the snares of death.
    15 Good sense yields grace,
    but the way of the treacherous is unchanging.[b]
    16 Every sensible person acts with knowledge,
    but a fool displays stupidity.
    17 A wicked[c] messenger falls into trouble,
    but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
    18 A person who ignores discipline ends up with poverty and shame,
    but one who conforms to correction will be honored.
    19 A desire that is fulfilled tastes sweet to the soul,
    but to fools it is disgusting[d] to turn from evil.
    20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,
    but a companion of fools suffers harm.
    21 Trouble pursues sinners,
    but goodness repays the righteous.
    22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,
    but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.
    23 The farmland of the poor may produce much food,
    but it may be swept away by injustice.
    24 A person who withholds his rod hates his son,
    but one who loves him administers discipline promptly.
    25 A righteous person eats until his appetite is satisfied,
    but the stomach of the wicked is always empty.

    [a] Proverbs 13:11 Or dishonestly. A variant in the versions is too quickly.
    [b] Proverbs 13:15 Or inescapable. The Hebrew reads the way of the treacherous always flows (that is, it is enduring). The translation above attempts to make sense of this difficult reading without emendation. Common emendations are to add the word not to the sentence (the way of the treacherous does not endure) or to change enduring to hard.
    [c] Proverbs 13:17 Or an unreliable
    [d] Proverbs 13:19 Or an abomination

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