Proverbs 12:28

In the way of righteousness is life,
And in its pathway there is no death.

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Proverbs 13:1-9

Contrast the Upright and the Wicked

A wise son accepts his father’s discipline,
But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
From the fruit of a man’s mouth he [a]enjoys good,
But the [b]desire of the treacherous is violence.
The one who guards his mouth preserves his life;
The one who opens wide his lips [c]comes to ruin.
The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,
But the soul of the diligent is made fat.
A righteous man hates falsehood,
But a wicked man [d]acts disgustingly and shamefully.
Righteousness guards the [e]one whose way is blameless,
But wickedness subverts the [f]sinner.
There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing;
Another [g]pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.
The ransom of a man’s life is his wealth,
But the poor hears no rebuke.
The light of the righteous [h]rejoices,
But the lamp of the wicked goes out.


Footnotes
  1. Proverbs 13:2 Lit eats
  2. Proverbs 13:2 Lit soul
  3. Proverbs 13:3 Lit ruin is his
  4. Proverbs 13:5 Lit causes a bad odor and causes shame
  5. Proverbs 13:6 Lit blamelessness of way
  6. Proverbs 13:6 Lit sin
  7. Proverbs 13:7 Lit impoverishes himself
  8. Proverbs 13:9 I.e. shines brightly

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