22Withoutconsultation, plans are frustrated, But with manycounselors they asucceed.
A 1man has joy in an baptanswer, And howdelightful is a timely2word !
The 3path of life leads upward for the wise That he may keepaway from cSheolbelow.
The LORD will 4teardown the house of the proud, But He will 5establish the boundary of the 6widow.
26Evilplans are an abomination to the LORD, But pleasantwords are pure.
He who 7profitsillicitlytroubles his own house, But he who 8hatesbribes will live.
The heart of the righteous9ponders how to answer, But the 10mouth of the wickedpours out evilthings.
The LORD is 11far from the wicked, But He 12hears the prayer of the righteous.
30dBrighteyesgladden the heart ; Goodnewsputsfat on the bones.
He whose earlistens to the life-givingreproof Will dwellamong the wise.
He who 13neglectsdiscipline14despiseshimself, But he who 15listens to reproofacquireseunderstanding.