1A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a mocker will not listen to rebuke.
2From the fruit of his mouth a person enjoys good things, but the appetite of the treacherous is for violence.
3The one who guards his mouth protects his life, but the one who opens wide his lips will ruin himself.
4The appetite of lazy people craves but gets nothing, but the appetite of diligent people will be richly satisfied.
5The righteous person hates lies, but a wicked person makes himself repugnant, and he does what is shameful.
6Righteousness protects those who are faultless in their path, but wickedness turns away those who commit sin.
7There is someone who enriches himself, but has nothing at all, and there is someone who gives everything away, yet is truly wealthy.
8The ransom of a rich man's life is his wealth, but a poor person does not hear a threat.
9The light of righteous people rejoices, but the lamp of wicked people will be put out.
10Pride only breeds conflict, but for those who listen to good advice there is wisdom.
11Wealth dwindles away when there is too much vanity, but the one who makes money by working with his hand will make his money grow.
12When hope is postponed, it breaks the heart, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
13Whoever despises instruction brings destruction on himself, but he who respects the commandment will be rewarded.
14The teaching of a wise person is a fountain of life, turning you away from the snares of death.
15Good insight wins favor, but the way of the treacherous is never-ending.
16Prudent people act out of knowledge in every decision, but a fool parades his folly.
17A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings reconciliation.
18The one who ignores instruction will have poverty and shame, but honor will come to him who learns from correction.
19A longing realized is sweet to the appetite, but fools hate to turn away from evil.
20Walk with wise people and you will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
21Disaster runs after sinners, but righteous people are rewarded with good.
22A good person leaves an inheritance for his grandchildren, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous person.
23An unplowed field owned by the poor could produce much food, but it is swept away by injustice.
24The one who does not discipline his son hates him, but one who loves his son is careful to instruct him.
25The righteous person eats until he satisfies his appetite, but the stomach of the wicked is always hungry.