A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself.
A wicked man earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.
He who is steadfast in righteousness will live, but he who pursues evil will die.
Men of perverse mind are an abomination to the LORD, but those of blameless ways are his delight.
Be assured, an evil man will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will be delivered.
Like a gold ring in a swine's snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.
The desire of the righteous ends only in good; the expectation of the wicked in wrath.
One man gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
A liberal man will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
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.
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 w/ Apocrypha)