1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son [is] the sorrow of his mother.
2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; but righteousness delivers from death.
3 The LORD will not allow the soul of the righteous to go hungry; but He casts away the desire of the wicked.
4 He who deals [with] a lazy hand becomes poor; but the hand of the hard worker makes rich.
5 He who gathers in summer [is] a wise son; but he who sleeps in harvest [is] a son who causes shame.
6 Blessings [are] on the head of the just; but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
7 The memory of the just [is] blessed; but the name of the wicked shall rot.
8 The wise in heart will receive commandments; but a babbling fool shall fall.
9 He who walks uprightly walks surely; but he who twists his ways shall be known.
10 He who winks the eye causes sorrow; but a babbling fool shall fall.
11 The mouth of a righteous one [is] a well of life; but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
12 Hatred stirs up fights, but love covers all sins.
13 In the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found; but a rod [is] for the back of him who is without understanding.
14 Wise ones store up knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish [is] near ruin.
15 The rich man's wealth [is] his strong city; the ruin of the poor [is] their poverty.
16 The labor of the righteous [tends] to life; the fruit of the wicked [tends] to sin.
17 He who keeps instruction [is] in the way of life; but he who refuses reproof goes astray.
18 He who hides hatred [with] lying lips, and he who speaks a slander, [is] a fool.
19 In the multitude of words, sin is not lacking; but he who holds back his lips [is] wise.
20 The tongue of the just [is as] choice silver; the heart of the wicked [is] worth little.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many; but fools die for lack of wisdom.
22 The blessing of the LORD itself makes rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.
23 To work out evil devices [is as] laughter to a fool; [so] wisdom [is] to a man of understanding.
24 What the wicked fears shall come upon him; but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
25 As the storm passes, so the wicked is no more; but the righteous [is] an everlasting foundation.
26 Like vinegar to the teeth, and like smoke to the eyes, so [is] the sluggard to those who send him.
27 The fear of the LORD prolongs days; but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
28 The hope of the righteous [is] gladness; but the hope of the wicked shall perish.
29 The way of the LORD [is] strength to the upright; but ruin [is] to the workers of iniquity.
30 The righteous shall never be moved; and the wicked shall not live in the earth.
31 The mouth of the just brings forth wisdom; but the perverse tongue shall be cut out.
32 The lips of the righteous know what is pleasing; but the mouth of the wicked what [is] contrary.