A righteous man hates falsehood, but a wicked man acts shamefully and disgracefully.
Righteousness guards him whose way is upright, but sin overthrows the wicked.
One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, but a poor man has no means of redemption.
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.
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)