Proverbs 13

Proverbs 13:7-12

  One pretends to be rich,1 yet has nothing;
    another pretends to be poor,2 yet has great wealth.
  The ransom of a man’s life is his wealth,
    but a poor man hears no threat.
  The light of the righteous rejoices,
    but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
10   By insolence comes nothing but strife,
    but with those who take advice is wisdom.
11   Wealth gained hastily3 will dwindle,
    but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.
12   Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
    but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.


[1] 13:7 Or One makes himself rich

[2] 13:7 Or another makes himself poor

[3] 13:11 Or by fraud