Proverbs 13:20-25, Proverbs 14:1-4 NIV

Proverbs 13:20-25

Walk with the wise and become wise,

for a companion of fools suffers harm.

Trouble pursues the sinner,

but the righteous are rewarded with good things.

A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children,

but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.

An unplowed field produces food for the poor,

but injustice sweeps it away.

Whoever spares the rod hates their children,

but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.

The righteous eat to their hearts’ content,

but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.

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Proverbs 14:1-4

The wise woman builds her house,

but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.

Whoever fears the Lord walks uprightly,

but those who despise him are devious in their ways.

A fool’s mouth lashes out with pride,

but the lips of the wise protect them.

Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty,

but from the strength of an ox come abundant harvests.

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