Dishonest money dwindles away,1 but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.213
He who scorns instruction will pay for it,3 but he who respects4 a command is rewarded.514
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,6 turning a man from the snares of death.715
Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.a16
Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes8 his folly.917
A wicked messenger falls into trouble,10 but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.1118
He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame,12 but whoever heeds correction is honored.1319
A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,14 but fools detest turning from evil.
He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.1521
Misfortune pursues the sinner,16 but prosperity17 is the reward of the righteous.18