1 Whoever loves correction loves knowledge; But he who hates reproof is brutish.
2 The good will obtain favor of Yahweh; But a man of wicked devices he will condemn.
3 Man will not be established by wickedness; But the root of the righteous will not be moved.
4 A worthy woman is the crown of her husband; But she who brings shame is as rottenness in his bones.
5 The thoughts of the righteous are just; [But] the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
6 The words of the wicked are of lying in wait for blood; But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
7 The wicked are overthrown, and are not; But the house of the righteous will stand.
8 A man will be commended according to his wisdom; But he who is of a perverse heart will be despised.
9 Better is he who is lightly esteemed, and has a slave, Than he who honors himself, and lacks bread.
10 A righteous man regards the life of his beast; But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
11 He who tills his land will have plenty of bread; But he who follows after vanities is void of understanding.
12 The wicked desires the net of evil men; But the root of the righteous yields [fruit].
13 In the transgression of the lips is a snare to the evil man; But the righteous will come out of trouble.
14 A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth; And the doings of man's hands will come back to him.
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; But he who is wise harkens to counsel.
16 A fool's vexation is presently known; But a prudent man conceals shame.
17 He who utters truth shows forth righteousness; But a false witness, deceit.
18 There is one who speaks rashly like the piercings of a sword; But the tongue of the wise is health.
19 The lip of truth will be established forever; But a lying tongue is but for a moment.
20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil; But to the counselors of peace is joy.
21 No mischief will happen to the righteous; But the wicked will be filled with evil.
22 Lying lips are disgusting to Yahweh; But those who deal truly are his delight.
23 [A] prudent man conceals knowledge; But the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.
24 The hand of the diligent will bear rule; But the slothful will be put under slave labor.
25 Heaviness in the heart of a man makes it stoop; But a good word makes it glad.
26 The righteous is a guide to his fellow man; But the way of the wicked causes them to err.
27 The slothful does not roast what he took in hunting; But the precious riches of man [is] diligence.
28 In the way of righteousness is life; And in its well-built road there is no death.