The wise woman builds her house,1 but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
He whose walk is upright fears the LORD, but he whose ways are devious despises him.
A fool's talk brings a rod to his back,2 but the lips of the wise protect them.34
Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox4 comes an abundant harvest.
A truthful witness does not deceive, but a false witness pours out lies.56
The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.6