1A wise son becometh so by the correction of his father; but a scorner hearkeneth not to rebuke.
2From the fruit of a man's mouth doth he eat what is good; but the longing of the treacherous is for violence.
3He that watcheth his mouth guardeth his soul; but he that openeth wide his lips prepareth himself destruction.
4The sluggard longeth in his soul, and there cometh nothing; but the soul of the diligent will be abundantly gratified.
5The righteous hateth the word of falsehood; but the wicked bringeth shame and dishonor.
6Righteousness keepeth him that is upright on his way; but wickedness perverteth the man of sin.
7There is some one that pretendeth to be rich without having any thing; another that pretendeth to be poor while having abundant wealth.
8As the ransom of a man's life hath he often to give his riches; but the poor heareth no threat.
9The light of the righteous burneth joyfully; but the lamp of the wicked will be quenched.
10Only through presumptuous conduct doth man produce contention; but with the well-advised is wisdom.
11Wealth gotten by vain deeds will be diminished; but he that gathereth by close labor will increase it.
12Expectation long deferred maketh the heart sick; but a tree of life is a desire which is fulfilled.
13Whoso despiseth the word shall fall in debt to it; but he that feareth the commandment will be rewarded.
14The instruction of the wise is a source of life, teaching to avoid the snares of death.
15Good intelligence giveth grace; but the way of the treacherous is hard.
16Every prudent man acteth with knowledge; but a fool spreadeth abroad his folly.
17A wicked messenger falleth into unhappiness; but a faithful ambassador bringeth healing.
18Poverty and disgrace will overtake him that rejecteth correction; but he that observeth admonition will be honored.
19A desire accomplished is pleasant to the soul; but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
20He that walketh with wise men will become wise; but he that associateth with fools will be destroyed.
21Evil pursueth the sinners; but the righteous will God repay with happiness.
22A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children; but the wealth of the sinner is treasured up for the righteous.
23Much food bringeth the new-tilled ground of the poor; but there are many others that are taken away through injustice.
24He that withholdeth his rod hateth his son; but he that loveth him chastiseth him betimes.
25The righteous eateth to satisfy his desire to eat; but the belly of the wicked always suffereth want.