1The Proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father, But a foolish son is the grief of his mother.
2Treasures of wickedness do not profit; But righteousness delivereth from death.
3The LORD will not suffer the righteous to famish; But he disappointeth the craving of the wicked.
4He that worketh with a slack hand becometh poor; But the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
5He that gathereth in summer is a wise son; But he that sleepeth in harvest is a son causing shame.
6Blessings are upon the head of the just; But the mouth of the wicked concealeth violence.
7The memory of the righteous man shall be blessed; But the name of the wicked shall rot.
8He who is wise in heart receiveth precepts; But the foolish talker falleth headlong.
9He that walketh uprightly walketh securely; But he that perverteth his ways shall be punished.
10He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow; And a foolish talker falleth headlong.
11The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life; But the mouth of the wicked concealeth violence.
12Hatred stirreth up strife; But love covereth all offences.
13Upon the lips of a man of understanding wisdom is found; But a rod is for the back of him that lacketh understanding.
14Wise men treasure up knowledge; But the mouth of the foolish is destruction close at hand.
15The rich man's wealth is his strong city; The destruction of the poor is their poverty.
16The earnings of the righteous minister to life; The revenues of the wicked, to sin.
17He that keepeth instruction is in the path of life; But he that refuseth reproof goeth astray.
18He that hideth hatred hath lying lips; And he that uttereth slander is a fool.
19In the multitude of words there wanteth not offence; But he who restraineth his lips is wise.
20The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver; The understanding of the wicked is of little worth.
21The lips of the righteous feed many; But fools die through want of wisdom.
22It is the blessing of the LORD that maketh rich, And he addeth no sorrow with it.
23It is as sport to a fool to do mischief; But a man of understanding hath wisdom.
24The fear of the wicked shall come upon him; But the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
25When the whirlwind passeth by, the wicked is no more; But the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
26As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, So is the sluggard to them that send him.
27The fear of the LORD prolongeth life; But the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
28The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: But the expectation of the wicked shall come to nothing.
29The way of the LORD is a stronghold for the upright, But destruction for those who do iniquity.
30The righteous shall never be moved; But the wicked shall not dwell in the land.
31The mouth of the righteous man yieldeth wisdom; But the perverse tongue shall be cut off.
32The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable; But the mouth of the wicked what is perverse.