A wise son -- the instruction of a father, And a scorner -- he hath not heard rebuke.
From the fruit of the mouth a man eateth good, And the soul of the treacherous -- violence.
Whoso is keeping his mouth, is keeping his soul, Whoso is opening wide his lips -- ruin to him!
The soul of the slothful is desiring, and hath not. And the soul of the diligent is made fat.
A false word the righteous hateth, And the wicked causeth abhorrence, and is confounded.
Righteousness keepeth him who is perfect in the way, And wickedness overthroweth a sin offering.