Proverbs 13 Selected Verses
A wise son hears his father’s instruction,
but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
Proverbs 13:3 (ESV)
3 Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life;
he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
Proverbs 13:5 (ESV)
5 The righteous hates falsehood,
but the wicked brings shame and disgrace.
Proverbs 13:7 (ESV)
7 One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing;
another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
Proverbs 13:13 (ESV)
13 Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself,
but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded.
Proverbs 13:15–16 (ESV)
15 Good sense wins favor,
but the way of the treacherous is their ruin.
16 Every prudent man acts with knowledge,
but a fool flaunts his folly.
Proverbs 13:18 (ESV)
18 Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction,
but whoever heeds reproof is honored.
Proverbs 13:21–22 (ESV)
21 Disaster pursues sinners,
but the righteous are rewarded with good.
22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,
but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.
Proverbs 13:25 (ESV)
25 The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite,
but the belly of the wicked suffers want.