Whoever 1keeps the commandment keeps his life; he who despises his ways will die.
2Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he 3will repay him for his 4deed.
5Discipline your son, for there is hope; do not set your heart on 6putting him to death.
A man of great wrath will pay the penalty, for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again.
Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in 7the future.
8Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but 9it is the purpose of the LORD 10 that will stand.
What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar.
The fear of the LORD 11leads to life, and whoever has it rests 12satisfied; he will 13not be visited by harm.
14The sluggard buries his hand in 15the dish and will not even bring it back to his mouth.
16Strike 17a scoffer, and the simple will 18learn prudence; 19reprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge.
He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother is 20a son who brings shame and reproach.