The blessing of the LORD 1 brings wealth,2 and he adds no trouble to it.323
A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct,4 but a man of understanding delights in wisdom.
What the wicked dreads5 will overtake him;6 what the righteous desire will be granted.725
When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm8 forever.926
As vinegar to the teeth and smoke10 to the eyes, so is a sluggard to those who send him.1127
The fear of the LORD adds length to life,12 but the years of the wicked are cut short.1328
The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.1429
The way of the LORD is a refuge for the righteous, but it is the ruin of those who do evil.1530
The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land.1631
The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom,17 but a perverse tongue18 will be cut out.
The lips of the righteous know what is fitting,19 but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.20