A wise son takes
his father’s chastening: but a scorner does not hear rebuke.
Of the fruit of his mouth man shall eat well: but the soul of the transgressors shall
He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but
he that opens his lips often shall have calamity.
The soul of the sluggard desires, and attains nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
The righteous man
hates lying: but the wicked man
makes himself loathsome, and abominable.
Righteousness keeps the one of the
perfect way: but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
There are those
that make themselves rich, yet have
nothing: there are those
that make themselves poor, yet have
The redemption of a man’s life is
his riches: but the poor does not hear rebuke.
The light of the righteous shall rejoice: but the fire of the wicked shall be put out.
Pride shall certainly give birth to contention: but with the well advised is
The riches of vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathers by labour shall increase.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when
the desire is
fulfilled, it is
a tree of life.
Whosoever despises the word shall perish by it: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded.
The law of the wise is
a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Good understanding brings forth grace: but the way of transgressors is
Every sane man
works according to wisdom: but the fool shall manifest his
A bad messenger shall fall into evil: but a faithful ambassador is
Poverty and shame shall be to
him that refuses chastening: but he that regards reproof shall be honoured.
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is
abomination to fools to depart from evil.
He that walks with wise men
shall be wise, but the companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Evil pursues sinners, but to the righteous good shall be repaid.
A good man
shall leave an inheritance to his children’s children, and the wealth of the sinner is
laid up for the just.
In the fallow ground of the poor there is
much bread, but it is lost for lack of judgment.
He that cuts short chastening hates his son, but he that loves him chastens him early.
The righteous eats until his soul is satisfied, but the belly of the wicked shall lack.