141 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 .
26 In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence , And his children will have refuge . 27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life , That one may avoid the snares of death .
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 .