The proverbs of Solomon: A wise childa brings joy to a father; a foolish child brings grief to a mother.
Ill-gotten gain has no lasting value, but right living can save your life.
The LORD will not let the godly starve to death, but he refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked.
Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich.
A wise youth works hard all summer; a youth who sleeps away the hour of opportunity brings shame.
The godly are showered with blessings; evil people cover up their harmful intentions.
We all have happy memories of the godly, but the name of a wicked person rots away.
The wise are glad to be instructed, but babbling fools fall flat on their faces.
People with integrity have firm footing, but those who follow crooked paths will slip and fall.
People who wink at wrong cause trouble, but a bold reproof promotes peace. b
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)