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1 A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. 1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
2 From the fruit of his mouth a man eats what is good, but the desire of the treacherous is for violence. 2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
3 Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. 3 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied. 4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
5 The righteous hates falsehood, but the wicked brings shame and disgrace. 5 The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.
6 Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, but sin overthrows the wicked. 6 Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7 One pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth. 7 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
8 The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, but a poor man hears no threat. 8 A man's riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat.
9 The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked will be put out. 9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
10 By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom. 10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
11 Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it. 11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
13 Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who reveres the commandment will be rewarded. 13 He who scorns instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command is rewarded.
14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death. 14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
15 Good sense wins favor, but the way of the treacherous is their ruin. 15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
16 In everything the prudent acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly. 16 Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.
17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing. 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
18 Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but whoever heeds reproof is honored. 18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
19 A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools. 19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
20 Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm. 20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
21 Disaster pursues sinners, but the righteous are rewarded with good. 21 Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.
22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous. 22 A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.
23 The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food, but it is swept away through injustice. 23 A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.
24 Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him. 24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
25 The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want. 25 The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.