A softanswerturneth away wrath: but grievouswords stir upanger.2
The tongue of the wise useth knowledgearight : but the mouth of fools poureth outfoolishness.3
The eyes of the LORD are in every place,beholding the evil and the good.4
A wholesomeatongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.5
A fooldespiseth his father'sinstruction: but he that regardethreproof is prudent .
In the house of the righteous is muchtreasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble .
The lips of the wisedisperseknowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.9
The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.10Correctionb is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hatethreproof shall die .
11Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?12
A scornerloveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.13
A merryheart maketh a cheerfulcountenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.14
The heart of him that hath understandingseekethknowledge: but the mouth of foolsfeedeth on foolishness.15
All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merryheart hath a continualfeast.16Better is little with the fear of the LORD than greattreasure and trouble therewith.
17Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalledox and hatred therewith.
A wrathfulman stirreth upstrife: but he that is slow to angerappeasethstrife.19
The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain .
A wiseson maketh a gladfather: but a foolishmandespiseth his mother.21Folly is joy to him that is destitutec of wisdom: but a man of understandingwalkethuprightly .
Without counselpurposes are disappointed : but in the multitude of counsellors they are established .
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
The way of life is above to the wise , that he may depart from hellbeneath.25
The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.26
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasantdwords.27
He that is greedy of gaintroubleth his own house; but he that hatethgifts shall live .
The heart of the righteousstudieth to answer : but the mouth of the wickedpoureth out evil things.29
The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.30
The light of the eyesrejoiceth the heart: and a goodreportmaketh the bonesfat .
The ear that heareth the reproof of lifeabidethamong the wise.32
He that refusethinstructionedespiseth his own soul: but he that hearethreproofgettethunderstanding.33
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and beforehonour is humility.