The LORD detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness.
Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die.
Death and Destruction lie open before the LORD— how much more do human hearts!
Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise.
A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.
All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.
Better a little with the fear of the LORDthan great wealth with turmoil.
Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred.
A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.
The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.