1 A wise son [hears] his father's instruction; But a scoffer does not hear rebuke.
2 A man will eat good by the fruit of his mouth; But the soul of betrayers [will eat] violence.
3 He who guards his mouth keeps his life; [But] he who opens his lips wide will have destruction.
4 The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing; But the soul of the diligent will be made fat.
5 A righteous man hates lying; But a wicked man is loathsome, and comes to shame.
6 Righteousness guards him who is upright in the way; But wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7 There is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing: There is one who makes himself poor, yet has great wealth.
8 The ransom of a man's life is his riches; But the poor hears no threatening.
9 The light of the righteous rejoices; But the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
10 By pride comes only contention; But with the well-advised is wisdom.
11 Wealth gotten by vanity will be diminished; But he who gathers by labor will have increase.
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick; But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.
13 Whoever despises the word brings destruction on himself; But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death.
15 Good understanding gives favor; But the way of betrayers is hard.
16 Every prudent man works with knowledge; But a fool flaunts [his] folly.
17 A wicked messenger will fall into evil; But a faithful ambassador is health.
18 Poverty and shame [will be to] him who refuses correction; But he who regards reproof will be honored.
19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; But it is disgusting to fools to depart from evil.
20 Walk with wise men, and you will be wise; But the friend of fools will smart for it.
21 Evil pursues sinners; But the righteous will be recompensed with good.
22 A good man leaves an inheritance to the sons of his sons; And the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous.
23 Much food [is in] the tillage of the poor; But there is that which is destroyed by reason of injustice.
24 He who spares his rod hates his son; But he who loves him chastens him diligently.
25 The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul; But the belly of the wicked will want.