1A wise son responds to his father’s discipline,
but a mocker doesn’t listen to rebuke.

2From the fruit of his mouth,
a person will enjoy good things,13:2 Pr 12:14
but treacherous people have an appetite for violence.13:2 Pr 1:10–12,31; 18:20–21; Is 32:6–8

3The one who guards his mouth protects his life;13:3 Pr 18:21; 21:23; Jms 3:2
the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.13:3 Pr 10:14; 12:13; 18:7

4The slacker craves, yet has nothing,
but the diligent is fully satisfied.13:4 Pr 10:4; 12:24,27; 19:15

5The righteous hate lying,
but the wicked bring disgust and shame.

6Righteousness guards people of integrity,13:6 Lit guards integrity of way
but wickedness undermines the sinner.13:6 Pr 10:29; 11:3

7One person pretends to be rich but has nothing;13:7 Pr 11:24; Lk 12:20–21; 1Tm 6:17–19; Rv 3:17–18
another pretends to be poor but has abundant wealth.13:7 Lk 12:33; 2Co 6:10; Jms 2:5

8Riches are a ransom for a person’s life,13:8 Jb 2:4; Pr 10:15
but a poor person hears no threat.

9The light of the righteous shines brightly,13:9 Pr 4:18
but the lamp of the wicked is put out.13:9 Jb 18:5–6; Pr 20:20; 24:20

10Arrogance leads to nothing but strife,13:10 Pr 17:19
but wisdom is gained by those who take advice.

11Wealth obtained by fraud will dwindle,13:11 Pr 10:2; 20:21; 23:5
but whoever earns it through labor13:11 Lit whoever gathers upon his hand will multiply it.13:11 Pr 10:4; 21:5–6

12Hope delayed makes the heart sick,
but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.13:12 Pr 11:30; 15:4

13The one who has contempt for instruction will pay the penalty,13:13 Nm 15:31; 2Ch 36:16
but the one who respects a command will be rewarded.13:13 Pr 3:1–2; 4:4; 6:23

14A wise person’s instruction is a fountain of life,13:14 Pr 10:11; 14:27
turning people away from the snares of death.13:14 Ps 18:5; 116:3

15Good sense wins favor,13:15 Pr 3:4
but the way of the treacherous never changes.13:15 LXX, Syr, Tg read treacherous will perish

16Every sensible person acts knowledgeably,
but a fool displays his stupidity.13:16 Pr 12:23; 15:2; Ec 10:3

17A wicked envoy falls into trouble,
but a trustworthy courier brings healing.13:17 Pr 25:13

18Poverty and disgrace come to those
who ignore discipline,
but the one who accepts correction will be honored.13:18 Pr 5:12–14; 12:1; 15:31–33

19Desire fulfilled is sweet to the taste,
but to turn from evil is detestable to fools.13:19 Pr 16:22; 29:27

20The one who walks with the wise will become wise,
but a companion of fools will suffer harm.

21Disaster pursues sinners,
but good rewards the righteous.13:21 Ps 32:10; Pr 11:31; 13:13

22A good man leaves an inheritance to his13:22 Or inheritance: his grandchildren,
but the sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.13:22 Jb 27:13–17; Pr 28:8; Ec 2:26

23The uncultivated field of the poor yields abundant food,
but without justice, it is swept away.

24The one who will not use the rod hates his son,13:24 Pr 19:18; 22:15; 23:13–14; 29:15,17
but the one who loves him disciplines him diligently.13:24 Dt 8:5; Pr 3:12; Heb 12:5–7

25A righteous person eats until he is satisfied,
but the stomach of the wicked is empty.13:25 Pr 10:3