The righteous hate false words, but the wicked create disgust and scorn.
Righteousness guards the innocent on the path, but wickedness misleads sinners.
Some pretend to be rich but have nothing, while others pretend to be poor, but have great riches.
Wealth can ransom a person's life, but the poor don't even receive threats.
The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked goes out.
The empty-headed cause conflict out of pride; those who take advice are wise.
Riches gotten quicklya will dwindle, but those who acquire them gradually become wealthy.
Hope delayed makes the heart sick; longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
Trouble will come on those who despise a word, but those who respect the commandment will be rewarded.
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person away from deathtraps.
Good insight brings favor, but the way of the faithless is their ruin.b