On 1the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But 2a rod is for the back of him wholacksaunderstanding.
14Wisemen3store up knowledge, But with 4the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
The 5richman'swealth is his bfortress , The 6ruin of the poor is their poverty.
The c7wages of the righteous is life, The income of the wicked, punishment.
He 8is on the path of life who heedsinstruction, But he who ignoresreproofgoesastray.
He 9who concealshatred has lyinglips, And he who spreadsslander is a fool.
When there are 10manywords, transgression is unavoidable , But 11he who restrains his lips is wise.
The tongue of the righteous is as 12choicesilver, The heart of the wicked is worth little.
The 13lips of the righteousfeedmany, But fools14die for lack of dunderstanding.
It is the 15blessing of the LORD that makesrich, And He addsnosorrow to it.
23Doingwickedness is like 16sport to a fool, And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.