Bible VersionsNIVProverbs 1:3; Proverbs 10:5; Proverbs 10:19; Proverbs 14:35; Proverbs 15:24; Proverbs 16:20; Proverbs 17:2; Proverbs 17:8; Proverbs 19:14; Proverbs 21:11-12; Proverbs 21:16
Proverbs 1:3; Proverbs 10:5; Proverbs 10:19; Proverbs 14:35; Proverbs 15:24; Proverbs 16:20; Proverbs 17:2; Proverbs 17:8; Proverbs 19:14; Proverbs 21:11-12; Proverbs 21:16 (New International Version)
for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair;
He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.
When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.
A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant incurs his wrath.
The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave.
Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.
A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son, and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.
A bribe is a charm to the one who gives it; wherever he turns, he succeeds.
Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge.
The Righteous One takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin.
A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead.
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