A wicked messenger falls into trouble,1 but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.218
He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame,3 but whoever heeds correction is honored.419
A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,5 but fools detest turning from evil.
He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.621
Misfortune pursues the sinner,7 but prosperity8 is the reward of the righteous.922
A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.1023
A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.
He who spares the rod11 hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline12 him.1325
The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.14