1Whoso loveth correction loveth knowledge; but he that hateth reproof is brutish.
2The good obtaineth favor of the Lord; but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.
3A man cannot be firmly established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous will not be moved.
4A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but as rottenness in his bones is one that bringeth shame on him.
5The thoughts of the righteous are justice: the best counsels of the wicked are deceit.
6The words of the wicked are of lying in wait for blood; but the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
7The wicked are suddenly overthrown, and are no more; but the house of the righteous will endure.
8In accordance with his intelligence is a man praised; but he that is perverse of heart will come to be despised.
9Better is he that is lightly esteemed who hath a servant, than he that aimeth after honor, and lacketh bread.
10A righteous man careth for the life of his beast; but the mercies of the wicked are cruelty.
11He that tilleth his ground will be satisfied with bread; but he that runneth after idle persons is void of sense.
12The wicked is covetous for the net of evil men; but God giveth root to the righteous.
13In the transgression of his lips is the snare of the wicked; but the righteous cometh out of distress.
14From the fruit of his mouth will a man be satisfied with what is good; and the recompense of a man's hands will be brought back unto him.
15The way of a fool is straight in his own eyes; but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
16The wrath of the fool is known on the very day; but he that concealeth the disgrace is prudent.
17He that uttereth truth announceth righteousness; but a false witness, deceit.
18There is some one that useth words which are like the thrusts of a sword; but the tongue of the wise is healing.
19The lip of truth will stand firm for ever; but only for a moment the tongue of falsehood.
20Deceit is in the heart of those that contrive evil; but for the counsellors of peace there is joy.
21No wrong can come unawares to the righteous; but the wicked are full of evil.
22An abomination of the Lord are lips of falsehood; but they that deal in faithfulness obtain his favor.
23A prudent man concealeth his knowledge; but the heart of fools proclaimeth their folly.
24The hand of the diligent will bear rule; but the indolent must become tributary.
25If there be care in the heart of man, let him suppress it; and a good word will change it into joy.
26The righteous is more excellent than his neighbor; but the way of the wicked leadeth them astray.
27The indolent roasteth not that which he hath caught in hunting; but the most precious wealth of man is diligence.
28On the path of righteousness there is life; and on her pathway there is immortality,