1 Whosoever goes astray seeks according to his own lust and shall meddle with every doctrine.
2 A fool has no delight in understanding, but in that which his own heart discovers.
3 When the wicked comes, then comes also contempt, and with him who dishonours, reproach.
4 The words of a man's mouth [are as] deep waters, [and] the wellspring of wisdom [as] a flowing brook.
5 To respect the person of the wicked so that the righteous loses that which is rightfully his is not good.
6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calls for strokes.
7 A fool's mouth [is] his destruction, and his lips [are] the snare of his soul.
8 The words of a talebearer seem smooth, but they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
9 He also that is negligent in his work is brother to him that is the great spendthrift.
10 The name of the LORD [is] a strong tower: the righteous shall run into it, and be raised up.
11 The rich man's wealth [is] his strong city and as a high wall in his imagination.
12 Before being broken, the heart of man is haughty, and before coming into honour, [comes] being brought to humility.
13 [For] him that answers a word before he hears, it [is] folly and reproach unto him.
14 The spirit of man will bear his infirmity, but a broken spirit who can bear?
15 The heart of the man of understanding acquires wisdom, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
16 A man's gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.
17 The [one who is] just is first in his cause, his adversary comes and seeks him out.
18 The lot causes contentions to cease and decides between the mighty.
19 A brother offended [is harder to be won] than a strong city, and [their] contentions [are] like the bars of a castle.
20 A man's belly shall be filled with the fruit of his mouth, [and] with the product of his lips shall he be filled.
21 Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue, and those that love it shall eat its fruit.
22 [Whosoever] found a wife found a good [thing] and has attained the favour of the LORD.
23 The poor uses intreaties, but the rich answer roughly.
24 The man [that has] friends must show himself to be a friend, and there is a friend [that] sticks closer than a brother.: