A perverse man will be filled with the fruit of his ways, and a good man with the fruit of his deeds.
The simple believes everything, but the prudent looks where he is going.
A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool throws off restraint and is careless.
A man of quick temper acts foolishly, but a man of discretion is patient.
The simple acquire folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
The evil bow down before the good, the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
The poor is disliked even by his neighbor, but the rich has many friends.
He who despises his neighbor is a sinner, but happy is he who is kind to the poor.
Do they not err that devise evil? Those who devise good meet loyalty and faithfulness.
In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to want.
The crown of the wise is their wisdom, but folly is the garland of 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)