1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction discipline. A scoffer does not listen to discipline reproof.
2 A man eats well by the fruit of his mouth. Transgressors eat violence.
3 He who keeps his mouth watches what he says keeps his life. He who opens wide his lips speaks thoughtlessly will have destruction.
4 The lazy man desires and has nothing. The diligent man will be made rich.
5 A righteous man hates lying. A wicked man is loathsome and shameful.
6 Righteousness keeps the upright in the way. Wickedness subverts the sinner.
7 There is one who claims to be rich, yet has nothing. There is one who claims to be poor, yet has great riches.
8 The ransom of a man's life is his riches. The poor in spirit does not listen to rebuke.
9 The light of the righteous rejoices but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
10 Pride brings contention, but wisdom is with the well advised.
11 Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished. He who gathers by labor will increase.
12 Expectation deferred makes the heart sick. When the desire comes, it is a tree of life.
13 The one who despises the word will experience bad consequences be destroyed. He who respects the commandment will be rewarded.
14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life to depart from the snares of death.
15 Good understanding gives favor. The way of transgressors is hard.
16 Every prudent man acts with knowledge. A fool displays his folly.
17 A wicked messenger falls into adversity. A faithful ambassador brings healing.
18 Poverty and shame come to all who reject discipline. He who accepts reproof will be honored.
19 Desire accomplished is sweetness to life. It is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.
20 The one who walks with wise men will be wise. A companion of fools will be destroyed.
21 Adversity pursues sinners. The righteous will be repaid with goodness.
22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children. The wealth of the sinner is preserved for the righteous.
23 Abundant foods is in the fallow ground of the poor. There is waste because of a lack of justice.
24 He who spares the rod authority hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines instructs him promptly.
25 The righteous eats to satisfaction. The belly of the wicked is in need.