1Children who are wise ◄pay attention/heed it► when their parents discipline/correct them; but foolish children do not pay attention when someone rebukes them for their bad behavior.
2Good people are rewarded IDM for the good things MET that they say, but those who desire to deceive others are very eager to act violently.
3Those who are very careful about what they say MTY will live a long life; those who talk ◄without thinking/too much► will ruin themselves.
4People who are lazy want things very much, but they will not get anything HYP. People who work hard will get all that they want.
5Righteous/Honest people hate/detest lies, but what wicked people do ◄is very disgraceful/stinks► DOU.
6The behavior PRS of those who always do what is right will protect them, but sinful behavior will ruin wicked people.
7Some people who have nothing pretend to be rich, but other people who are very rich pretend to be poor.
8Rich people are able to pay people who want to kill them, with the result that they will be protected, not killed, but poor people do not have to worry about that because no one threatens to kill them.
9Righteous people are like a lamp MET that shines brightly, but wicked people are like MET a lamp that will soon be extinguished.
10People who are arrogant/proud always cause strife; those who are wise ask other people for good advice.
11Those who acquire a lot of money quickly by doing what is wrong, probably will lose it quickly, but if people earn money slowly, the amount of money they have will increase.
12When people do not receive the things that they are expecting to receive, ◄it causes them to despair/they become very sad►; but if you receive what you are desiring to get, that will be like a tree MET whose fruit gives you life (OR, that will cause you to be joyful).
13Those who despise the good advice that others give them are bringing ruin on themselves; those who pay attention to that advice will ◄be secure/succeed►.
14What wise people teach is like a fountain whose water gives life MET; what they teach you will help you to escape when something dangerous is threatening to kill you MET.
15People respect those who have good sense, but those who cannot be trusted are on the road to being ruined/destroyed (OR, will have a lot of difficulties/troubles).
16Those who have good sense always think carefully/wisely before they do something; foolish people show by what they say and do that they are foolish.
17Messengers who are not reliable cause trouble, but those who faithfully deliver their messages cause people to act peacefully.
18Those who refuse to pay attention when others discipline/correct them will become poor and disgraced; people respect those who accept it when they are rebuked for their bad behavior.
19It is delightful to receive what we desire; foolish people hate/refuse to turn away from doing evil.
20Those who habitually associate with wise people become wise; those who ◄are close friends of/associate with► foolish people will ◄regret it/be ruined►.
21Sinners have trouble PRS wherever they go, but things will go well for righteous people.
22When good people die, their grandchildren inherit their money; but when sinners die, the money that they had will end up in the hands of righteous people.
23Sometimes poor people's fields produce plenty of food, but unjust people take away all that food.
24Those who do not punish their children for bad behavior do not really love them; those who love their children start to discipline them when the children are still young.
25Righteous people have enough food to eat and be satisfied, but the stomachs of wicked people SYN are always empty.