A 1gentleanswerturnsawaywrath, But a a2harshwordstirs up anger.
The 3tongue of the wisemakesknowledgebacceptable, But the 4mouth of foolsspoutsfolly.
The 5eyes of the LORD are in everyplace, Watching the evil and the good.
A csoothingtongue is a tree of life, But perversion in it dcrushes the spirit.
A foolerejects his father'sdiscipline, But he who regardsreproof is sensible.
6Greatwealth is in the house of the 6righteous, But trouble is in the income of the wicked.
The lips of the wisespreadknowledge, But the hearts of fools are not so.
The 7sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But 8the prayer of the upright is His delight.
The way of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But He loves one who 9pursuesrighteousness.
10Grievouspunishment is for him who forsakes the way ; He who hatesreproof will die.
11f10Sheol and gAbaddon lie open before the LORD, Howmuchmore the 11hearts of hmen !
A 12scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise.
A 13joyfulheartmakes a icheerfulface, But jwhen the heart is 14sad, the 15spirit is broken.
The 16mind of the intelligentseeksknowledge, But the mouth of foolsfeeds on folly.
15All the days of the afflicted are bad, But a kcheerfulheart has a continualfeast.
1617Better is a little with the lfear of the LORDThangreattreasure and turmoil with it.
1718Better is a mdish of nvegetableswherelove is Than a 19fattenedox served with hatred.
A 20hot-temperedmanstirs up strife, But the 21slow to anger22calms a dispute.
The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns, But the path of the upright is a highway.
A 23wisesonmakes a fatherglad, But a foolishman24despises his mother.
21Folly is joy to him wholacksosense, But a man of understanding25walksstraight.
22Withoutconsultation, plans are frustrated, But with manycounselors they psucceed.
A 26man has joy in an qaptanswer, And howdelightful is a timely27word !
The 28path of life leads upward for the wise That he may keepaway from rSheolbelow.
The LORD will 29teardown the house of the proud, But He will 30establish the boundary of the 31widow.
26Evilplans are an abomination to the LORD, But pleasantwords are pure.
He who 32profitsillicitlytroubles his own house, But he who 33hatesbribes will live.
The heart of the righteous34ponders how to answer, But the 35mouth of the wickedpours out evilthings.
The LORD is 36far from the wicked, But He 37hears the prayer of the righteous.
30sBrighteyesgladden the heart ; Goodnewsputsfat on the bones.
He whose earlistens to the life-givingreproof Will dwellamong the wise.
He who 38neglectsdiscipline39despiseshimself, But he who 40listens to reproofacquirestunderstanding.
The ufear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom, And beforehonor comes humility.