Wisdom builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down.
He who walks in uprightness fears the LORD, but he who is devious in his ways despises him.
The talk of a fool is a rod for his back, but the lips of the wise will preserve them.
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.
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)