Where there are no oxen, there is no grain; but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.
A faithful witness does not lie, but a false witness breathes out lies.
A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.
Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge.
The wisdom of a prudent man is to discern his way, but the folly of fools is deceiving.
God scorns the wicked, but the upright enjoy his favor.
The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares its joy.
The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
Even in laughter the heart is sad, and the end of joy is grief.
A perverse man will be filled with the fruit of his ways, and a good man with the fruit of his deeds.
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)