He who puts up security1 for another will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to strike hands in pledge is safe.216
A kindhearted woman gains respect,3 but ruthless men gain only wealth.
A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.
The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.419
The truly righteous man attains life,5 but he who pursues evil goes to his death.620
The LORD detests men of perverse heart7 but he delights8 in those whose ways are blameless.921
Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.1022
Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.
The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.
One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
A generous11 man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.12