A wise son hears his father's instruction, but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
From the fruit of his mouth a good man eats good, but the desire of the treacherous is for violence.
He who guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
The soul of the sluggard craves, and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
A righteous man hates falsehood, but a wicked man acts shamefully and disgracefully.
Righteousness guards him whose way is upright, but sin overthrows the wicked.
One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, but a poor man has no means of redemption.
The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
By insolence the heedless make strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.
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)