Do they not go astray who 1devise evil? Those who devise good meeta2steadfast love and faithfulness.
In all toil there is profit, but mere talk 3tends only to poverty.
The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the folly of fools brings folly.
A truthful witness saves lives, but one who 4breathes out lies is deceitful.
In the fear of the LORD one has 5strong confidence, and 6his children will have 7a refuge.
The fear of the LORD is 8a fountain of life, that one may 9turn away from the snares of death.
In 10a multitude of people is the glory of a king, but without people a prince is ruined.
Whoever is 11slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
A tranquilb heart gives 12life to the flesh, but 13envyc makes 14the bones rot.
Whoever oppresses a poor man 15insults his 16Maker, 17but he who is generous to the needy honors him.
3218The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing, but 19the righteous finds refuge in his death.