The 1wisewomanbuilds her house, But the foolishtears it down with her own hands.
He who 2walks in his uprightnessfears the LORD, But he who is 3devious in his waysdespises Him.
In the mouth of the foolish is a rodafor his back, But 4the lips of the wise will protect them.
Where nooxen are, the manger is clean, But muchrevenue comes by the strength of the ox.
A 5trustworthywitness will not lie, But a 6falsewitnessb7utterslies.
A scofferseekswisdom and finds none, But knowledge is easy to one who hasunderstanding.
7Leave the 8presence of a fool, Or you will not cdiscerndwords of knowledge.
The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But 9the foolishness of fools is deceit.
9Foolsmock at esin, But 10among the upright there is fgoodwill.
The heartknows its own11bitterness, And a stranger does not share its joy.
The 12house of the wicked will be destroyed, But the tent of the upright will flourish.
12There13is a way which seems right to a man, But its 14end is the way of death.
13Even in laughter the heart may be in pain, And the 15end of joy may be grief.
The backslider in heart will have his 16fill of his own ways, But a goodman will 17be satisfied gwith his.
The hnaivebelieveseverything, But the sensiblemanconsiders his steps.
A wisemaniis cautious and 18turnsaway from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless.
A quick-tempered man actsfoolishly, And a man of evildevices is hated.
The jnaiveinheritfoolishness, But the sensible are crowned with knowledge.
The 19evil will bowdownbefore the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
The 20poor is hatedeven by his neighbor, But those who love the rich are many.
He who 21despises his neighborsins, But 22happy is he who is gracious to the kpoor.
Will they not goastray who 23deviseevil? But kindness and truth will be to those who devisegood.
In alllabor there is profit, But lmeretalk leads only to poverty.
The 24crown of the wise is their riches, But the folly of fools is foolishness.
A truthfulwitnesssaveslives, But he who m25utterslies is ntreacherous.
In the o26fear of the LORD there is strongconfidence, And phis children will haverefuge.
The qfear of the LORD is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death.
In a multitude of people is a king'sglory, But in the dearth of people is a prince'sruin.
He who is 27slow to anger has greatunderstanding, But he who is rquick-temperedexaltsfolly.
A 28tranquilheart is life to the body, But passion is 29rottenness to the bones.
He 30who oppresses the poortaunts31his Maker, But he who is gracious to the needyhonors Him.
The wicked is 32thrustdown by his swrongdoing, But the 33righteoushas a refuge when he dies.
33Wisdomrests in the heart of one who hasunderstanding, But in the thearts of fools it is madeknown.
34Righteousnessexalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.
The king'sfavor is toward a 34servant who actswisely, But his anger is toward him who actsshamefully.