1 Whosoever loves chastening loves knowledge, but he that hates reproof [is] carnal.
2 The good [man] shall attain the favour of the LORD, but the man of wicked thoughts he will condemn.
3 Man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
4 The virtuous woman [is] a crown to her husband, but she that makes ashamed [is] as rottenness in his bones.
5 The thoughts of the righteous [are] upright, [but] the astuteness of the wicked [is] deceit.
6 The words of the wicked [are] to lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
7 God shall overthrow the wicked, and they shall not be any longer, but the house of the righteous shall remain.
8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
9 He that despises himself and becomes a servant [is] better than he that honours himself and lacks bread.
10 The righteous is merciful [even] unto his beast, but the piety of the wicked [is] cruel.
11 He that tills his land shall be satisfied with bread, but he that follows vain [persons is] void of understanding.
12 The wicked desires the net of evil [men], but the root of the righteous shall yield fruit.
13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of [his] lips, but the just shall come out of the tribulation.
14 Man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of [his] mouth, and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.
15 The way of the fool [is] right in his own eyes, but he that hears counsel [is] wise.
16 A fool's wrath is presently known, but he who covers the injury [is] sane.
17 [He that] speaks truth shows forth righteousness, but a false witness, deceit.
18 There are [those] that speak like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise [is] medicine.
19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever, but a lying tongue [is] but for a moment.
20 Deceit [is] in the heart of those whose thoughts are evil, but joy in that of those whose thoughts are good.
21 No iniquity shall overtake the righteous: but the wicked shall be filled with evil.
22 Lying lips [are] abomination to the LORD: but the workers of the truth [are] his delight.
23 The sane man conceals his wisdom: but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.
24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the negligent shall be under tribute.
25 Heaviness in the heart of man makes it stoop: but a good word makes it glad.
26 The righteous causes his neighbour to consider: but the way of the wicked causes them to err.
27 The deceitful [man] does not [even] roast that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man [is] precious.
28 In the way of righteousness [is] life; and [in] the pathway [thereof there is] no death.: