The people curse him who holds back grain, but a blessing is on the head of him who sells it.
He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, but evil comes to him who searches for it.
He who trusts in his riches will wither, but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.
He who troubles his household will inherit wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, but lawlessness takes away lives.
If the righteous is requited on earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner!
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)