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.
Wealth hastily gotten will dwindle, but he who gathers little by little will increase it.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
He who despises the word brings destruction on himself, but he who respects the commandment will be rewarded.
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death.
Good sense wins favor, but the way of the faithless is their ruin.
In everything a prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.
A bad messenger plunges men into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.
Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, but he who heeds reproof is honored.
A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul; but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.
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)