The simple acquire folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
The evil bow down before the good, the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
The poor is disliked even by his neighbor, but the rich has many friends.
He who despises his neighbor is a sinner, but happy is he who is kind to the poor.
Do they not err that devise evil? Those who devise good meet loyalty and faithfulness.
In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to want.
The crown of the wise is their wisdom, but folly is the garland of fools.
A truthful witness saves lives, but one who utters lies is a betrayer.
In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death.
In a multitude of people is the glory of a king, but without people a prince is ruined.
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)