The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,1 turning a man from the snares of death.215
Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.a16
Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes3 his folly.417
A wicked messenger falls into trouble,5 but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.618
He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame,7 but whoever heeds correction is honored.819
A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,9 but fools detest turning from evil.
He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.1021
Misfortune pursues the sinner,11 but prosperity12 is the reward of the righteous.1322
A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.1423
A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.
He who spares the rod15 hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline16 him.17