1The wise woman builds her house, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.
2The one who walks uprightly fears Yahweh, but the one who is dishonest in his ways despises him.
3From the mouth of a fool comes an offshoot of his pride, but the lips of the wise will preserve them.
4Where there are no cattle the feeding trough is clean, but an abundant crop can come by the strength of an ox.
5A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.
6A mocker seeks wisdom and there is none, but knowledge comes easy to the one who is discerning.
7Walk away from a foolish person, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.
8The wisdom of the prudent person is to understand his own way, but the folly of fools is deception.
9Fools mock when the guilt offering is sacrificed, but among the upright favor is shared.
10The heart knows its own bitterness and no stranger shares its joy.
11The house of wicked people will be destroyed, but the tent of upright people will flourish.
12There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end only leads to death.
13A heart can laugh but still be in pain and joy may end up being grief.
14The one who is not faithful will get what his ways deserve, but a good person will get what is his.
15The one who is naive believes everything, but the prudent man thinks about his steps.
16A wise man fears and turns away from evil, but the fool confidently dismisses a warning.
17One who is quick to become angry does foolish things, and a person who makes evil schemes is hated.
18The naive inherit foolishness, but prudent people are crowned with knowledge.
19Evil people will bow down before those who are good and those who are wicked will bow down at the gates of the righteous person.
20The poor person is hated even by his own companions, but the rich people have many friends.
21The one who shows contempt for his neighbor is sinning, but the one who shows favor to the poor is blessed.
22Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan to do good will receive covenant faithfulness and trustworthiness.
23With all hard work comes a profit, but when there is only talk, it leads to poverty.
24The crown of wise people is their wealth, but the folly of fools brings them only more folly.
25A truthful witness saves lives, but a false witness breathes out lies.
26When someone fears Yahweh, he also has much confidence in him; these things will be like a strong place of protection for this man's children.
27The fear of Yahweh is a fountain of life, so that a person may turn away from the snares of death.
28The glory of a king is found in the great number of his people, but without people the prince is ruined.
29A patient person has great understanding, but the quick-tempered person exalts folly.
30A tranquil heart is life for the body, but envy rots the bones.
31The one who oppresses the poor curses his Maker, but the one who shows favor to the needy honors him.
32The wicked person is brought down by his evil actions, but the righteous person has a refuge even in death.
33Wisdom rests in the heart of the discerning, but even among fools she lets herself be known.
34Doing what is right exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.
35The favor of the king is with the servant who acts prudently, but his anger is for the one who acts shamefully.