Whoever lovesadisciplinelovesknowledge, But he who hatesreproof is stupid.
A 1goodman will obtainfavor from the LORD, But He will condemn a manbwho devisesevil.
A man will 2not be established by wickedness, But the root of the 3righteous will not be moved.
An c4excellentwife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like 5rottenness in his bones.
The thoughts of the righteous are just, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
The 6words of the wickedlie in wait for blood, But the 7mouth of the upright will deliver them.
The 8wicked are overthrown and are no more, But the 9house of the righteous will stand.
A man will be praisedaccording to his insight, But one of perversedmind will be despised.
9Better is he who is lightlyesteemed and has a servantThan he who honors himself and lacksbread.
A 10righteousmanhasregard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.
He 11who tills his land will haveplenty of bread, But he who pursuesworthless things lacksesense.
The 12wicked man desires the fbooty of evilmen, But the root of the righteous13yields fruit.
13gAn evilman is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the 14righteous will escape from trouble.
A man will be 15satisfied with good by the fruit of his hwords, And the 16deeds of a man'shands will return to him.
The 17way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wiseman is he who listens to counsel.
A 18fool'sanger is known at once, But a prudentmanconcealsdishonor.
He who ispeakstruthtellswhat is right, But a falsewitness, deceit.
18There is one who 19speaksrashly like the thrusts of a sword, But the 20tongue of the wisebringshealing.
19Truthfullips will be establishedforever, But a 21lyingtongue is only for a moment.
20Deceit is in the heart of those who deviseevil, But counselors of peace have joy.
2122Noharmbefalls the righteous, But the wicked are filled with trouble.
2223Lyinglips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who dealfaithfully are His delight.
A 24prudentmanconcealsknowledge, But the heart of foolsproclaimsfolly.
The hand of the diligent will rule, But the jslack hand will be 25put to forcedlabor.
2526Anxiety in a man'sheartweighs it down, But a 27goodwordmakes it glad.
The righteous is a guide to his neighbor, But the way of the wickedleads them astray.
A klazyman does not lroast his prey, But the 28preciouspossession of a man is diligence.
2829In the way of righteousness is life, And in its pathway there is nodeath.