1The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes his father rejoice but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
2Treasures accumulated by wickedness have no value, but doing what is right keeps you from death.
3Yahweh does not let the soul of the righteous person go hungry, but he frustrates the cravings of the wicked.
4A lazy hand causes a person to be poor, but the hand of the diligent person gains riches.
5A wise son gathers a crop in the summer, but it is disgraceful for him to sleep during harvest.
6Gifts from God are upon the head of the righteous person, but the mouth of the wicked covers up violence.
7The righteous person makes those who remember him happy, but the name of the wicked will rot away.
8Those who are sensible accept commands, but a talkative fool will come to ruin.
9He who walks in integrity walks in safety, but the one who makes his ways crooked, he will be found out.
10He who winks the eye causes grief, but a talkative fool will be thrown down.
11The mouth of the righteous person is a water spring of life, but the mouth of the wicked covers up violence.
12Hatred stirs up conflicts, but love covers over all offenses.
13Wisdom is found on the lips of a discerning person, but a rod is for the back of the one who has no sense.
14Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings destruction near.
15The wealth of a rich man is his fortified city; the poverty of the poor is their destruction.
16The wage of the righteous person leads to life; the profit of the wicked leads them to sin.
17There is a path to life for the one who follows discipline, but the one who rejects correction is led astray.
18Whoever conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.
19When there are many words, transgression is not lacking, but he who is careful in what he says is wise.
20The tongue of the righteous person is pure silver; there is little value in the heart of the wicked.
21The lips of the righteous person nourish many, but fools die because of their lack of sense.
22The good gifts of Yahweh bring wealth and he adds no pain to it.
23Wickedness is a game a fool plays, but wisdom is a pleasure to a man of understanding.
24The fear of the wicked person will overtake him, but the desire of righteous people will be granted.
25The wicked are like the storm that passes by, and they are no more, but the righteous person is a foundation that lasts forever.
26Like vinegar on the teeth and smoke in the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.
27The fear of Yahweh prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short.
28The hope of righteous people is their joy, but the years of wicked people will be short.
29The way of Yahweh protects those who have integrity, but it is destruction for the wicked.
30The righteous person will never be overthrown, but the wicked will not remain in the land.
31Out of the mouth of the righteous person comes the fruit of wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut out.
32The lips of the righteous person know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked, they know what is perverse.