Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.
A good man obtains favor from the LORD, but a man of evil devices he condemns.
A man is not established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved.
A good wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.
The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are treacherous.
The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers men.
The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous will stand.
A man is commended according to his good sense, but one of perverse mind is despised.
Better is a man of humble standing who works for himself than one who plays the great man but lacks bread.
A righteous man has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.
He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits has no sense.
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)