1 A mild answer turns away anger. Harsh words stir up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge properly. The mouth of fools pours out foolishness.
3 The eyes of Jehovah are in everywhere watching the evil and the good.
4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it destroys life.
5 A fool despises his father's instruction, but he who accepts discipline is prudent.
6 There is treasure in the house of the righteous. The earnings of the wicked bring trouble.
7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, the heart of the foolish does not.
8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah! The prayer of the upright is his delight.
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah. He loves the one who follows after righteousness.
10 Correction is severe for the person who forsakes the way. He who hates reproof will die.
11 The grave and destruction are before in front ofin the presence of Jehovah. How much more in the hearts of men?
12 A scoffer hates the one who reproves him. He will not go to the wise.
13 A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance. The spirit is broken by sorrow of the heart.
14 The heart of one with understanding seeks knowledge. The mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.
15 All the days of the afflicted are evil. He who has a merry heart has a continual feast.
16 It is better to have a little with respect for Jehovah than great treasure and trouble.
17 Better is a bowel of soup where there is love, than a steak with someone you hate.
18 An angry man stirs up strife. The slow to anger calms disputes.
19 The way of the lazy is as a hedge of thorns. But the way of the righteous is a wide path.
20 A wise son makes a father glad. A foolish man despises his mother.
21 Folly is joy to the destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walks uprightly.
22 Without counsel plans fail. But in the multitude of counselors they are established.
23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken at the right time, how good it is!
24 The way of life leads upward for the wise. That he may depart from the grave beneath.
25 Jehovah will destroy the house of the proud and he will establish the border of the widow.
26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to Jehovah. The words of the pure are pleasant words.
27 He who is greedy of gain troubles his own house. But he who hates gifts will live.
28 The heart of the righteous studies how to answer. The mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
29 Jehovah is far from the wicked. He hears the prayer of the righteous.
30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart: and a good report makes the bones healthy.
31 The ear that hears the reproof of life abides among the wise.
32 He who refuses instruction discipline despises his own life. But he who listens to reproof understands.
33 Respect for Jehovah teaches wisdom. Before glory there is humility.