Death and Destructiona lie open before the LORD 1-- how much more the hearts of men!212
A mocker resents correction;3 he will not consult the wise.
A happy heart makes the face cheerful,4 but heartache crushes the spirit.514
The discerning heart seeks knowledge,6 but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.716
Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.817
Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.918
A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension,10 but a patient man calms a quarrel.1119
The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns,12 but the path of the upright is a highway.
A wise son brings joy to his father,13 but a foolish man despises his mother.
Folly delights a man who lacks judgment,14 but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.