12 1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge , But he who hates reproof is stupid .
2 A good man will obtain favor from the Lord , But He will condemn a man who devises evil .
3 A man will not be established by wickedness , But the root of the righteous will not be moved .
4 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband , But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones .
5 The thoughts of the righteous are just , But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful .
6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood , But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more, But the house of the righteous will stand .
8 A man will be praised according to his insight , But one of perverse mind will be despised .
9 Better is he who is lightly esteemed and has a servant Than he who honors himself and lacks bread .
10 A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal , But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel .
11 He who tills his land will have plenty of bread , But he who pursues worthless things lacks sense .
12 The wicked man desires the booty of evil men , But the root of the righteous yields fruit.
13 An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips , But the righteous will escape from trouble .
14 A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words , And the deeds of a man's hands will return to him.
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes , But a wise man is he who listens to counsel .
16 A fool's anger is known at once , But a prudent man conceals dishonor .
17 He who speaks truth tells what is right , But a false witness , deceit .
18 There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword , But the tongue of the wise brings healing .
19 Truthful lips will be established forever , But a lying tongue is only for a moment .
20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil , But counselors of peace have joy .
21 No e harm befalls the righteous , But the wicked are filled with trouble .
22 Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord , But those who deal faithfully are His delight .
23 A prudent man conceals knowledge , But the heart of fools proclaims folly .
24 The hand of the diligent will rule , But the slack hand will be put to forced labor .
25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down , But a good word makes it glad .
26 The righteous is a guide to his neighbor , But the way of the wicked leads them astray .
27 A lazy man does not roast his prey , But the precious possession of a man is diligence .
28 In the way of righteousness is life , And in its pathway there is no death .