1 A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scorner does not heed rebuke.
2 By the fruit of his mouth a man shall eat well, but the soul of the treacherous feeds on
3 He who watches his mouth keeps his life; he who opens his lips wide shall have
4 The soul of the sluggard desires and has nothing, but the soul of the diligent shall be
5 The righteous hates lying, but the wicked one is odious and acts shamefully.
6 Righteousness guards the one whose way is perfect, but wickedness subverts the
7 There are those who pretend to be rich, yet have nothing; and those who act poor, yet
have great riches.
8 The ransom of a man's life is his riches, but the poor does not hear rebuke.
9 The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
10 By pride comes nothing but strife, but with those who deliberate is wisdom.
11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished, but he who gathers with the labor of
his hands shall increase.
12 Hope postponed makes the heart sick, but when desire comes to pass it is a tree of
13 Whoever despises the Word shall be destroyed, but he who fears the commandment
shall be rewarded.
14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to turn away from the snares of death.
15 Good understanding gives favor, but the way of traitors is ever flowing.
16 Every prudent one acts with knowledge, but a fool lays open his folly.
17 A wicked messenger falls into evil, but a faithful ambassador is health.
18 Poverty and shame shall be to him who ignores correction, but he who heeds reproof
shall be honored.
19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, but it is an abomination to fools to
turn from evil.
20 He who walks with the wise will be wise, but a companion of fools shall be
21 Evil pursues sinners, but to the righteous, good shall be repaid.
22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the wealth of the
sinner is treasured up for the just.
23 There is much food in the cultivated land of the poor, but when there is no justice, it
is snatched away.
24 He who withholds the rod hates his son, but he who loves him chastens him
25 The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul, but the belly of the wicked shall lack.