1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise shall adorn wisdom, but the mouth of fools shall speak foolishness.
3 The eyes of the LORD [are] in every place, beholding those [who are] evil and those [who are] good.
4 The wholesome tongue [is a] tree of life, but perverseness therein [is] a breach in the spirit.
5 The fool despises his father's chastening, but he that regards reproof shall become prudent.
6 In the house of the righteous [is] much provision, but in the fruit of the wicked is trouble.
7 The lips of the wise disperse wisdom, but the heart of the foolish [does] not so.
8 The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright [is] his delight.
9 The way of the wicked [is] an abomination unto the LORD, but he loves him that follows after righteousness.
10 Chastening [is] grievous unto him that forsakes the way, but he that hates reproof shall die.
11 Sheol and hell [are] before the LORD; how much more then the hearts of men?
12 The scorner does not love [the] one that reproves him, neither will he go unto the wise.
13 A joyful heart makes a beautiful countenance, but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is abated.
14 The heart of him that has understanding seeks wisdom, but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.
15 All the days of the poor [are] difficult, but he that is of a good heart [has] a continual feast.
16 Better [is] little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
17 Better [is] a dinner of vegetables where love is than a fatted calf and hatred therewith.
18 A wrathful man stirs up strife, but [he that is] slow to anger appeases strife.
19 The way of the slothful [man is] as a hedge of thorns, but the path of the righteous [is] made plain.
20 The wise son makes a glad father, but the foolish man despises his mother.
21 Folly [is] joy to [him that is] destitute of understanding, but the man who is intelligent walks uprightly.
22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed, but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word [spoken] in due season, how good [it is]!
24 The way of life [is] uphill to the wise, that he may separate himself from Sheol below.
25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud, but he will establish the inheritance of the widow.
26 The thoughts of the wicked [are] an abomination to the LORD, but the speech of the pure is pure.
27 He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house, but he that hates gifts shall live.
28 The heart of the righteous studies to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
29 The LORD [is] far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, [and] a good report makes the bones fat.
31 The ear that hears the reproof of life shall abide among the wise.
32 He that refuses chastening despises his own soul, but he that hears reproof has an [understanding] heart.
33 The fear of the LORD [is] the instruction of wisdom, and before honour [is] humility.: