A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,1 but fools detest turning from evil.
He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.221
Misfortune pursues the sinner,3 but prosperity4 is the reward of the righteous.522
A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.623
A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.
He who spares the rod7 hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline8 him.925
The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.10