(Prov 13:1 NASB)  A wise son accepts his father’s discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

Prov 13:1:      A wise son listens to and accepts his fathers discipline.  A foolish son does not.


(Prov 13:2 NASB)  From the fruit of a man’s mouth he enjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is violence.

Prov 13:2:      Our words will bring a return.


(Prov 13:3 NASB)  The one who guards his mouth preserves his life; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

Prov 13:3:      We should not be quick to speak (Matt. 12:36-37).


(Prov 13:4 NASB)  The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat.
(Prov 13:5 NASB)  A righteous man hates falsehood, But a wicked man acts disgustingly and shamefully.
(Prov 13:6 NASB)  Righteousness guards the one whose way is blameless, But wickedness subverts the sinner.

Prov 13:6:      This is more contrast between the righteous and the wicked.


(Prov 13:7 NASB)  There is one who pretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.

Prov 13:7:      Both ways are foolish and deceptive.


(Prov 13:8 NASB)  The ransom of a man’s life is his riches, But the poor hears no rebuke.

Prov 13:8:      A rich man may have to buy off his life and lose everything.  A poor man can ignore that threat.


(Prov 13:9 NASB)  The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.
(Prov 13:10 NASB)  Through presumption comes nothing but strife, But with those who receive counsel is wisdom.
(Prov 13:11 NASB)  Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.

Prov 13:11:      This is more contrast between the righteous and the wicked.


(Prov 13:12 NASB)  Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

Prov 13:12:      This is advice on how to deal with others.


(Prov 13:13 NASB)  The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.

Prov 13:13:      Once again, we can see that “the Word” spoken of in Scripture are His commandments (Ezek. 20:13, Luke 16:31, Ezra 10:3, Isa. 66:2, Mal. 3:16-18).


(Prov 13:14 NASB)  The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death.

Prov 13:14:      The Hebrew word for “teaching” is Torah.  The “Torah” of the wise is a fountain of life (Neh. 9:29, Psalm 119:77).


(Prov 13:15 NASB)  Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard.

Prov 13:15:      The Hebrew word for “favor” is chen.
Favor – H2580. chen,  [336b]; from H2603a; favor, grace:– adornment(1), charm*(1), charm(1), charming*(1), favor(51), grace(8), graceful(2), gracious(3), pleases*(1).
The grace of Elohim comes from a good understanding (Heb. – sekel) of His Torah and the desire to follow it (Neh. 8:8, Psalm 111:10).


(Prov 13:16 NASB)  Every prudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly.

Prov 13:16:      Every prudent man acts with knowledge.  This is another reference to knowledge of the Father’s Torah.


(Prov 13:17 NASB)  A wicked messenger falls into adversity, But a faithful envoy brings healing.
(Prov 13:18 NASB)  Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline, But he who regards reproof will be honored.
(Prov 13:19 NASB)  Desire realized is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.

Prov 13:19:      These are various messages on faithfulness, reproof, and desire, as opposed to wickedness, pride, and the contentment of fools with their evil.


(Prov 13:20 NASB)  He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.
(Prov 13:21 NASB)  Adversity pursues sinners, But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity.

Prov 13:21:      Alohim states that the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity while evil will pursue sinners (Isa. 3:10-11)


(Prov 13:22 NASB)  A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

Prov 13:22:      A good man is to leave an inheritance to his children and grandchildren.  The wealth of the sinner will eventually be given to the rightous (Ecc. 2:26, Job, 27:16-17).


(Prov 13:23 NASB)  Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, But it is swept away by injustice.

Prov 13:23:      There is an abundance of food available for the poor if they till the ground.  But it is often swept away by injustice.


(Prov 13:24 NASB)  He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him diligently.

Prov 13:24:      Those who do not discipline their son, have no love for him.  Discipline by a loving father is very important and it is the same way our heavenly Father disciplines His own sons (Heb. 12:5-11).
Proverbs speaks a lot of disciplining your children (Prov. 19:18, 22:15, 23:13-14, 29:15, 17).


(Prov 13:25 NASB)  The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, But the stomach of the wicked is in want.

Prov 13:25:      The righteous are not in constant want and envy of others.

Patrick McGuire

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