The lips of the wise spread knowledge;1 not so the hearts of fools.
The LORD detests the sacrifice2 of the wicked,3 but the prayer of the upright pleases him.49
The LORD detests the way of the wicked5 but he loves those who pursue righteousness.610
Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.711
Death and Destructiona lie open before the LORD 8-- how much more the hearts of men!912
A mocker resents correction;10 he will not consult the wise.
A happy heart makes the face cheerful,11 but heartache crushes the spirit.1214
The discerning heart seeks knowledge,13 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.1416
Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.1517
Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.16