A wiseson heareth his father'sinstruction: but a scornerheareth not rebuke.2
A man shall eatgood by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.3
He that keepeth his mouthkeepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.4
The soul of the sluggarddesireth , and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat .
A righteous man hatethlying : but a wicked man is loathsome , and cometh to shame .
6Righteousnesskeepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickednessoverthroweth the sinner.a7
There is that maketh himself rich , yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor , yet hath greatriches.8
The ransom of a man'slife are his riches: but the poorheareth not rebuke.9
The light of the righteousrejoiceth : but the lampb of the wicked shall be put out .
Only by pridecomethcontention: but with the well advised is wisdom.11Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished : but he that gathereth by labourc shall increase .
12Hopedeferred maketh the heartsick : but when the desirecometh , it is a tree of life.13
Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed : but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded .d14
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.15Goodunderstandinggivethfavour: but the way of transgressors is hard.16
Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.17
A wickedmessengerfalleth into mischief: but a faithfuleambassador is health.18Poverty and shame shall be to him that refusethinstruction: but he that regardethreproof shall be honoured .
The desireaccomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.20
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise : but a companion of fools shall be destroyed .f21Evilpursuethsinners: but to the righteousgood shall be repayed .
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children'schildren: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.23Muchfood is in the tillage of the poor : but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.24
He that spareth his rodhateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes .
The righteouseateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want .