An a1excellentwife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like 2rottenness in his bones.
The thoughts of the righteous are just, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
The 3words of the wickedlie in wait for blood, But the 4mouth of the upright will deliver them.
The 5wicked are overthrown and are no more, But the 6house of the righteous will stand.
A man will be praisedaccording to his insight, But one of perversebmind will be despised.
9Better is he who is lightlyesteemed and has a servantThan he who honors himself and lacksbread.
A 7righteousmanhasregard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.
He 8who tills his land will haveplenty of bread, But he who pursuesworthless things lackscsense.
The 9wicked man desires the dbooty of evilmen, But the root of the righteous10yields fruit.
13eAn evilman is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the 11righteous will escape from trouble.
A man will be 12satisfied with good by the fruit of his fwords, And the 13deeds of a man'shands will return to him.