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 .