1 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge; but he who hates correction [is] like a brute [animal].
2 The good gets grace from the LORD, but He will condemn a man of wicked thoughts.
3 A man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
4 A woman of virtue [is] a crown to her husband, but she who causes shame [is] like rottenness in his bones.
5 The thoughts of the righteous [are] right; the counsels of the wicked [are] deceit.
6 The words of the wicked [are] to lie in wait for blood; but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
7 The wicked are overthrown, and [are] gone; but the house of the righteous shall stand.
8 A man shall be praised according to his wisdom, but he who is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
9 Better is one] despised, and having a servant, than he honoring himself and lacks bread.
10 A righteous one understands the soul of his animal; but the tender mercies of the wicked [are] cruel.
11 He who tills his land shall be satisfied [with] bread; but he who follows vanities lacks heart.
12 The wicked desires the net of evils; but the root of the righteous yields [fruit].
13 The wicked [is] snared by the transgression of [his] lips, but the just shall come out of trouble.
14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of [his] mouth, and the reward of a man's hands shall be given to him.
15 The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes, but he who listens to advice [is] wise.
16 A fool's vexation is known in a day, but the astute one covers shame.
17 He who breathes truth shows forth righteousness, but a false witness deceit.
18 There are those who speak like the thrusts of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.
19 The lips of truth shall be established forever, but only] while I wink [is] a lying tongue.
20 Deceit [is] in the heart of those who imagine evil, but to counselors of peace [there is] joy.
21 No evil shall happen to the just, but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
22 Lying lips [are] hateful to the LORD, but those who deal truly [are] His delight.
23 A wise man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools cries out foolishness.
24 The hand of the hard worker shall bear rule, but the lazy shall be under service.
25 Heaviness in the heart of man makes it stoop, but a good word makes it glad.
26 The righteous [is] more excellent than his neighbor, but the way of the wicked seduces them.
27 The lazy one does not start after his game, but the wealth of a hard worker [is] precious.
28 In the way of righteousness [is] life, and in that pathway [there is] no death.