Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes1 his folly.217
A wicked messenger falls into trouble,3 but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.418
He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame,5 but whoever heeds correction is honored.619
A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,7 but fools detest turning from evil.
He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.821
Misfortune pursues the sinner,9 but prosperity10 is the reward of the righteous.1122
A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.1223
A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.