1The wise woman buildeth her house; But the foolish teareth it down with her hands.
2He who walketh in uprightness feareth the LORD; But he who is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
3In the mouth of the foolish pride is a scourge; But the lips of the wise preserve them.
4Where there are no oxen, the crib is clean; But there is great increase by the strength of the ox.
5A faithful witness doth not lie; But a false witness poureth forth lies.
6The scoffer seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not; But knowledge is easy to the man of understanding.
7Go from the presence of a foolish man; For thou hast not perceived in him the lips of knowledge.
8The wisdom of the prudent is in giving heed to his way; But the folly of fools is deceit.
9Fools make a mock at sin; But with the upright is favor.
10The heart knoweth its own bitterness. And a stranger cannot intermeddle with its joy.
11The house of the wicked shall be destroyed; But the tent of the upright shall flourish.
12There is a way which seemeth right to a man, But its end is the way to death.
13Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, And the end of joy is grief.
14The perverse in heart shall be filled with his own ways; And from himself shall the good man be satisfied.
15The simple man believeth every word; But the prudent looketh well to his steps.
16The wise man feareth, and departeth from evil; But the fool is haughty and confident.
17He who is hasty in his anger will commit folly; And the man of wicked devices will be hated.
18The simple inherit folly; But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19The evil bow before the good; Yea, the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20The poor is hated even by his own neighbor; But the rich hath many friends.
21He who despiseth his neighbor sinneth; But happy is he who hath mercy on the poor.
22Do not they who devise evil fail of their end? But they who devise good meet with kindness and truth.
23In all labor there is profit; But the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
24Riches are a crown to the wise; But the promotion of fools is folly.
25A true witness saveth lives; But a deceitful witness poureth forth lies.
26In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence; Yea, to his children he will be a refuge.
27The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life; By it men escape from the snares of death.
28In a numerous people is the glory of a king; But the want of people is the destruction of a prince.
29He who is slow to anger is of great understanding. But he who is of a hasty spirit setteth folly on high.
30A quiet heart is the life of the flesh; But the ferment of passion is rottenness to the bones.
31He who oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker; But he who hath mercy on the poor honoreth him.
32By his wickedness the wicked is thrust down; But the righteous hath hope even in death.
33Wisdom resteth quietly in the heart of the wise; But in the breast of fools it will be made known.
34Righteousness exalteth a people; But the reproach of nations is sin.
35The king's favor is toward a wise servant; But his wrath is against him that causeth shame.