13 1 A wise son accepts his father's discipline , But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke .
2 From the fruit of a man's mouth he enjoys good , But the desire of the treacherous is violence .
3 The one who guards his mouth preserves his life ; The one who opens wide his lips comes to ruin .
4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing , But the soul of the diligent is made fat .
5 A righteous man hates falsehood , But a wicked man acts disgustingly and shamefully .
6 Righteousness guards the one whose way is blameless , But wickedness subverts the sinner .
7 There is one who pretends to be rich , but has nothing e ; Another pretends to be poor , but has great wealth .
8 The ransom of a man's life is his wealth , But the poor hears no rebuke .
9 The light of the righteous rejoices , But the lamp of the wicked goes out.
10 Through insolence comes nothing but strife , But wisdom is with those who receive counsel .
11 Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles , But the one who gathers by labor increases it.
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick , But desire fulfilled is a tree of life .
13 The one who despises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded .
14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life , To turn aside from the snares of death .
15 Good understanding produces favor , But the way of the treacherous is hard .
16 Every prudent man acts with knowledge , But a fool displays folly .
17 A wicked messenger falls into adversity , But a faithful envoy brings healing .
18 Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline , But he who regards reproof will be honored .
19 Desire realized is sweet to the soul , But it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil .
20 He who walks with wise men will be wise , But the companion of fools will suffer harm .
21 Adversity pursues sinners , But the righteous will be rewarded with prosperity .
22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children , And the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous .
23 Abundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor , But it is swept away by injustice e .
24 He who withholds his rod hates his son , But he who loves him disciplines him diligently .
25 The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite , But the stomach of the wicked is in need .
14 1 The wise woman builds her house , But the foolish tears it down with her own hands .
2 He who walks in his uprightness fears the Lord , But he who is devious in his ways despises Him.
3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his back , But the lips of the wise will protect them.
4 Where no oxen are, the manger is clean , But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox .
5 A trustworthy witness will not lie , But a false witness utters lies .
6 A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds none , But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding .
7 Leave the presence of a fool , Or you will not discern words of knowledge .
8 The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way , But the foolishness of fools is deceit .
9 Fools mock at sin , But among the upright there is good will .
10 The heart knows its own bitterness , And a stranger does not share its joy .
11 The house of the wicked will be destroyed , But the tent of the upright will flourish .
12 There is a way which seems right to a man , But its end is the way of death .
13 Even in laughter the heart may be in pain , And the end of joy may be grief .
14 The backslider in heart will have his fill of his own ways , But a good man will be satisfied with his.
15 The naive believes everything , But the sensible man considers his steps .
16 A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil , But a fool is arrogant and careless .
17 A quick-tempered e man acts foolishly , And a man of evil devices is hated .
18 The naive inherit foolishness , But the sensible are crowned with knowledge .
19 The evil will bow down before the good , And the wicked at the gates of the righteous .
20 The poor is hated even by his neighbor , But those who love the rich are many .
21 He who despises his neighbor sins , But happy is he who is gracious to the poor .
22 Will they not go astray who devise evil ? But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good .
23 In all labor there is profit , But mere talk leads only to poverty .
24 The crown of the wise is their riches , But the folly of fools is foolishness .
25 A truthful witness saves lives , But he who utters lies is treacherous .
28 In a multitude of people is a king's glory , But in the dearth of people is a prince's ruin .
29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding , But he who is quick-tempered e exalts folly .
30 A tranquil heart is life to the body , But passion is rottenness to the bones .
31 He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker , But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.
32 The wicked is thrust down by his wrongdoing , But the righteous has a refuge when he dies .
33 Wisdom rests in the heart of one who has understanding , But in the hearts of fools it is made known .
34 Righteousness exalts a nation , But sin is a disgrace to any people .
35 The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely , But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully .
15 1 A gentle answer turns away wrath , But a harsh word stirs up anger .
2 The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable , But the mouth of fools spouts folly .
3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place , Watching the evil and the good .
4 A soothing tongue is a tree of life , But perversion in it crushes the spirit .
5 A fool rejects his father's discipline , But he who regards reproof is sensible .
6 Great wealth is in the house of the righteous , But trouble is in the income of the wicked .
7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge , But the hearts of fools are not so .
8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord , But the prayer of the upright is His delight .
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord , But He loves one who pursues righteousness .
10 Grievous punishment is for him who forsakes the way ; He who hates reproof will die .
11 Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord , How much e more the hearts of men e !
12 A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise .
13 A joyful heart makes a cheerful face , But when the heart is sad , the spirit is broken .
14 The mind of the intelligent seeks knowledge , But the mouth of fools feeds on folly .
15 All the days of the afflicted are bad , But a cheerful heart has a continual feast .
18 A hot-tempered man stirs up strife , But the slow to anger calms a dispute .
19 The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns , But the path of the upright is a highway .
20 A wise son makes a father glad , But a foolish man despises his mother .
21 Folly is joy to him who lacks sense , But a man of understanding walks straight .
22 Without consultation , plans are frustrated , But with many counselors they succeed .
23 A man has joy in an apt answer , And how delightful is a timely word !
24 The path of life leads upward for the wise That he may keep away from Sheol below .
25 The Lord will tear down the house of the proud , But He will establish the boundary of the widow .
26 Evil plans are an abomination to the Lord , But pleasant words are pure .
27 He who profits illicitly troubles his own house , But he who hates bribes will live .
28 The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer , But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things .
29 The Lord is far from the wicked , But He hears the prayer of the righteous .
30 Bright eyes gladden the heart ; Good news puts fat on the bones .
31 He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof Will dwell among the wise .
32 He who neglects discipline despises himself , But he who listens to reproof acquires understanding .
33 The fear of the Lord is the instruction for wisdom , And before honor comes humility .