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Proverbs of Temporal and Eternal Good

(1) Two kinds of sons

A wise son heeds his father's instruction, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

(2) The secret of life

2 A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth, But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on
violence. 3 He who guards his mouth preserves his life, But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

(3) Six common classes

4 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has
nothing;But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich. 5 A righteous man hates lying, But a wicked man is loathsome and comes to shame. 6 Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, But wickedness overthrows the sinner.

(4) The law of true prosperity

7 There is one who makes himself rich, yet has
nothing;And one who makes himself poor, yet has great riches.

(5) What riches can do

8 The ransom of a man's life is
his riches, But the poor does not hear rebuke.

(6) Destiny of the wicked

9 The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of
the wicked will be put out.

(7) Source of contention

10 By pride comes nothing but strife, But with the well-advised is

(8) Two unfailing laws

11 Wealth gained by dishonesty
will be diminished,But he who gathers by labor will increase.

(9) Two effects of hope

12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But
when the desire comes,it is a tree of life. 13 He who despises the word will be destroyed, But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded.

(10) The fountain of life

The law of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death.

(11) Seven congtrasted effects

Good understanding gains favor, But the way of the unfaithful is hard. 16 Every prudent man acts with knowledge,But a fool lays open his folly. 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, But a faithful ambassador brings health. 18 Poverty and shame will come to him who disdains correction, But he who regards a rebuke will be honored. 19 A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil. 20 He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed. 21 Evil pursues sinners, But to the righteous, good shall be repaid.

(12) Concerning inheritances

22 A good man leaves an inheritance
to his children's children, But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

(13) Blessing of the poor

23 Much food is
in the fallow ground of the poor, And for lack of justice there is waste.

(14) Chastening children

24 He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him
disciplines him promptly.

(15) The righteous and the wicked

The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul, But the stomach of the wicked shall be in want. (NKJV)



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