1 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge; but he who hates correction is brutish.
2 The good man obtains favor from Jehovah, but He will condemn a man of wicked
3 A man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous shall not
4 A woman of strength is a crown to her husband, but she who causes shame is like
rottenness in his bones.
5 The thoughts of the righteous are right; the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood; but the mouth of the upright
shall deliver them.
7 The wicked are overthrown, and are gone; but the house of the righteous shall stand.
8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he who is of a perverse
heart shall be despised.
9 Better is one who is despised and has a servant, than he who honors himself but lacks
10 A righteous man understands the soul of his animal, but the tender mercies of the
wicked are cruel.
11 He who tills his land shall be satisfied with bread, but he who follows vanities lacks
12 The wicked desires the net full of evils, but the root of the righteous yields fruit.
13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips, but the just shall come out of
14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompense of
a man's hands shall be returned to him.
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who gives heed to counsel is wise.
16 A fool's anger is known in a day, but the prudent one covers shame.
17 He who utters truth declares righteousness, but a false witness, deceit.
18 There are those who speak like the thrusts of a sword, but the tongue of the wise
19 The lips of truth shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a
20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but to counselors of peace there is
21 No evil shall happen to the just, but the wicked shall be filled with evil.
22 Lying lips are an abomination to Jehovah, but those who deal in faithfulness are His
23 A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.
24 The hand of the diligent shall rule, but the slothful shall be under servitude.
25 Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.
26 The righteous searches out his friends, but the way of the wicked makes him
27 The slothful does not roast his game taken in hunting, but the substance of a diligent
man is precious.
28 In the way of righteousness is life, and in that pathway there is no death.