1 The proverbs of Solomon: ¶ A wise son brings joy to his father, ¶ but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
2 Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, ¶ but righteousness delivers from death.
3 The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, ¶ but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
4 Lazy hands make for poverty, ¶ but diligent hands bring wealth.
5 He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, ¶ but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.
6 Blessings crown the head of the righteous, ¶ but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked. [^1]
7 The name of the righteous is used in blessings, [^2] but the name of the wicked will rot.
8 The wise in heart accept commands, ¶ but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
9 Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, ¶ but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.
10 Whoever winks maliciously causes grief, ¶ and a chattering fool comes to ruin.
11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, ¶ but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
12 Hatred stirs up conflict, ¶ but love covers over all wrongs.
13 Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, ¶ but a rod is for the back of one who has no sense.
14 The wise store up knowledge, ¶ but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
15 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, ¶ but poverty is the ruin of the poor.
16 The wages of the righteous is life, ¶ but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.
17 Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, ¶ but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
18 Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips ¶ and spreads slander is a fool.
19 Sin is not ended by multiplying words, ¶ but the prudent hold their tongues.
20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, ¶ but the heart of the wicked is of little value.
21 The lips of the righteous nourish many, ¶ but fools die for lack of sense.
22 The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, ¶ without painful toil for it.
23 A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, ¶ but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.
24 What the wicked dread will overtake them; ¶ what the righteous desire will be granted.
25 When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, ¶ but the righteous stand firm forever.
26 As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, ¶ so are sluggards to those who send them.
27 The fear of the LORD adds length to life, ¶ but the years of the wicked are cut short.
28 The prospect of the righteous is joy, ¶ but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.
29 The way of the LORD is a refuge for the blameless, ¶ but it is the ruin of those who do evil.
30 The righteous will never be uprooted, ¶ but the wicked will not remain in the land.
31 From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom, ¶ but a perverse tongue will be silenced.
32 The lips of the righteous know what finds favor, ¶ but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.