|Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, |
but he who hates reproof is stupid.
|A good man obtains favor from the LORD, |
but a man of evil devices he condemns.
|A man is not established by wickedness, |
but the root of the righteous will never be moved.
|A good wife is the crown of her husband, |
but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.
|The thoughts of the righteous are just; |
the counsels of the wicked are treacherous.
|The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, |
but the mouth of the upright delivers men.
|The wicked are overthrown and are no more, |
but the house of the righteous will stand.
|A man is commended according to his good sense, |
but one of perverse mind is despised.
|Better is a man of humble standing who works for himself |
than one who plays the great man but lacks bread.
|A righteous man has regard for the life of his beast, |
but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.
|He who tills his land will have plenty of bread, |
but he who follows worthless pursuits has no sense.
|The strong tower of the wicked comes to ruin, |
but the root of the righteous stands firm.
|An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, |
but the righteous escapes from trouble.
|From the fruit of his words a man is satisfied with good, |
and the work of a man's hand comes back to him.
|The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, |
but a wise man listens to advice.
|The vexation of a fool is known at once, |
but the prudent man ignores an insult.
|He who speaks the truth gives honest evidence, |
but a false witness utters deceit.
|There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, |
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
|Truthful lips endure for ever, |
but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
|Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, |
but those who plan good have joy.
|No ill befalls the righteous, |
but the wicked are filled with trouble.
|Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, |
but those who act faithfully are his delight.
|A prudent man conceals his knowledge, |
but fools proclaim their folly.
|The hand of the diligent will rule, |
while the slothful will be put to forced labor.
|Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, |
but a good word makes him glad.
|A righteous man turns away from evil, |
but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
|A slothful man will not catch his prey, |
but the diligent man will get precious wealth.
|In the path of righteousness is life,|
but the way of error leads to death.
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