1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son causeth his father to rejoice; but a foolish son is the grief of his mother.
2 Treasures of wickedness will not profit aught; but righteousness will deliver from death.
3 The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish; but the sinful desires of the wicked will he cast away.
4 He becometh poor that laboreth with an indolent hand, but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
5 He that gathereth in summer is an intelligent son; but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
6 Blessings come upon the head of the righteous; but the mouth of the wicked covereth violence.
7 The memory of the just is destined to be blessed; but the name of the wicked shall rot.
8 The wise in heart will accept commandments; but he that is a fool in his speaking will stumble.
9 He that walketh uprightly ever walketh securely; but he that perverteth his ways will be punished.
10 He that winketh with the eye causeth vexation; and he that is a fool in his speaking will stumble.
11 A source of life is the mouth of the righteous; but the mouth of the wicked covereth violence.
12 Hatred stirreth up strifes; but love throweth a cover over all transgressions.
13 On the lips of the man of understanding there is found wisdom: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of sense.
14 Wise men treasure up knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish is an approaching terror.
15 The wealth of the rich man is his strong town: the terror of the poor is their poverty.
16 The labor of the righteous tendeth to life: the product of the wicked is for sin.
17 On the way unto life is he that observeth correction; but he that forsaketh reproof is in error.
18 He that hideth hatred hath lips of falsehood; and he that spreadeth abroad an evil report, is a fool.
19 In a multitude of words transgression cannot be avoided; but he that refraineth his lips is intelligent.
20 Like choice silver is the tongue of the righteous: the heart of the wicked is worth but very little.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die through lack of sense.
22 The blessing of the Lord it is which maketh rich, and painful labor addeth nothing thereto.
23 It is as sport to a fool to do wicked deeds; but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
24 What the wicked dreadeth, that will come upon him: but the longing of the righteous will God grant.
25 As the whirlwind passeth by, the wicked is no more; but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
26 As vinegar is to the teeth, and as smoke is to the eyes: so is the sluggard to those that send him.
27 The fear of the Lord increaseth mans days; but the years of the wicked will be shortened.
28 The expectation of the righteous is joy; but the hope of the wicked shall perish.
29 The way of the Lord is a stronghold to the upright; but terror is destined to the workers of injustice.
30 The righteous shall never be removed; but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.
31 The mouth of the just uttereth wisdom; but the tongue of perverseness shall be cut out.
32 The lips of the righteous know how to obtain favor; but the mouth of the wicked speaketh perverseness.