The LORD detests the way of the wicked1 but he loves those who pursue righteousness.210
Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path; he who hates correction will die.311
Death and Destructiona lie open before the LORD 4-- how much more the hearts of men!512
A mocker resents correction;6 he will not consult the wise.
A happy heart makes the face cheerful,7 but heartache crushes the spirit.814
The discerning heart seeks knowledge,9 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.1016
Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.1117
Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.1218
A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension,13 but a patient man calms a quarrel.1419
The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns,15 but the path of the upright is a highway.