Devotional Readings

Proverbs 13 – Forgotten Wisdom

Perhaps a daily reminder of these verses would be of great benefit to the world. Some things are just neglected, others forgotten, others outright rejected, but there is much wisdom into today’s issues to be found here.

Pro 13:1  A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

Pro 13:2  A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

Pro 13:3  He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

Pro 13:4  The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Pro 13:5  A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.

Pro 13:6  Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

Pro 13:7  There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

Pro 13:8  The ransom of a man’s life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

Pro 13:9  The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Pro 13:10  Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Pro 13:11  Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

Pro 13:12  Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

Pro 13:13  Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

Pro 13:14  The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

Pro 13:15  Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

Pro 13:16  Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

Pro 13:17  A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

Pro 13:18  Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

Pro 13:19  The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

Pro 13:20  He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Pro 13:21  Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.

Pro 13:22  A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Pro 13:23  Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

Pro 13:24  He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

Pro 13:25  The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

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