1 A wise son makes father glad: but a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
2 Treasures shall not profit the lawless: but righteousness shall deliver from death.
3 The Lord will not famish a righteous soul: but he will overthrow the life of the ungodly.
4 Poverty brings a man low: but the hands of the vigorous make rich. A son who is instructed shall be wise, and shall use the fool for a servant.
5 A wise son is saved from heat: but a lawless son is blighted of the winds in harvest.
6 The blessing of the Lord is upon the head of the just: but untimely grief shall cover the mouth of the ungodly.
7 The memory of the just is praised; but the name of the ungodly is extinguished.
8 A wise man in heart will receive commandments; but he that is unguarded in his lips shall be overthrown in his perverseness.
9 He that walks simply, walks confidently; but he that perverts his ways shall be known.
10 He that winks with his eyes deceitfully, procures griefs for men; but he that reproves boldly is a peacemaker.
11 a fountain of life in the hand of a righteous man; but destruction shall cover the mouth of the ungodly.
12 Hatred stirs up strife; but affection covers all that do not love strife.
13 He that brings forth wisdom from his lips smites the fool with a rod.
14 The wise will hide discretion; but the mouth of the hasty draws near to ruin.
15 The wealth of rich men is a strong city; but poverty is the ruin of the ungodly.
16 The works of the righteous produce life; but the fruits of the ungodly sins.
17 Instruction keeps the right ways of life; but instruction unchastened goes astray.
18 Righteous lips cover enmity; but they that utter railings are most foolish.
19 By a multitude of words thou shalt not escape sin; but if thou refrain thy lips thou wilt be prudent.
20 The tongue of the just is tried silver; but the heart of the ungodly shall fail.
21 The lips of the righteous know sublime : but the foolish die in want.
22 The blessing of the Lord is upon the head of the righteous; it enriches , and grief of heart shall not be added to .
23 A fool does mischief in sport; but wisdom brings forth prudence for a man.
24 The ungodly is engulphed in destruction; but the desire of the righteous is acceptable.
25 When the storm passes by, the ungodly vanishes away; but the righteous turns aside and escapes for ever.
26 As a sour grape is hurtful to the teeth, and smoke to the eyes, so iniquity hurts those that practise it.
27 The fear of the Lord adds of days: but the years of the ungodly shall be shortened.
28 Joy rests long with the righteous: but the hope of the ungodly shall perish.
29 The fear of the Lord is a strong hold of the saints: but ruin to them that work wickedness.
30 The righteous shall never fail: but the ungodly shall not dwell in the earth.
31 The mouth of the righteous drops wisdom: but the tongue of the unjust shall perish.
32 The lips of just men drop grace: but the mouth of the ungodly is perverse.