A fool spurns his father's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.16
The house of the righteous contains great treasure,2 but the income of the wicked brings them trouble.37
The lips of the wise spread knowledge;4 not so the hearts of fools.
The LORD detests the sacrifice5 of the wicked,6 but the prayer of the upright pleases him.79
The LORD detests the way of the wicked8 but he loves those who pursue righteousness.910
Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.1011
Death and Destructiona lie open before the LORD11-- how much more the hearts of men!1212
A mocker resents correction;13 he will not consult the wise.
A happy heart makes the face cheerful,14 but heartache crushes the spirit.1514
The discerning heart seeks knowledge,16 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.17