The thoughts of the righteous are just, But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
The 1words of the wickedlie in wait for blood, But the 2mouth of the upright will deliver them.
The 3wicked are overthrown and are no more, But the 4house of the righteous will stand.
A man will be praisedaccording to his insight, But one of perverseamind will be despised.
9Better is he who is lightlyesteemed and has a servantThan he who honors himself and lacksbread.
A 5righteousmanhasregard for the life of his animal, But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.
He 6who tills his land will haveplenty of bread, But he who pursuesworthless things lacksbsense.
The 7wicked man desires the cbooty of evilmen, But the root of the righteous8yields fruit.
13dAn evilman is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the 9righteous will escape from trouble.
A man will be 10satisfied with good by the fruit of his ewords, And the 11deeds of a man'shands will return to him.
The 12way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wiseman is he who listens to counsel.