|A wise son hears his father's instruction, |
but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
|From the fruit of his mouth a good man eats good, |
but the desire of the treacherous is for violence.
|He who guards his mouth preserves his life; |
he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
|The soul of the sluggard craves, and gets nothing, |
while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.
|A righteous man hates falsehood, |
but a wicked man acts shamefully and disgracefully.
|Righteousness guards him whose way is upright, |
but sin overthrows the wicked.
|One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; |
another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
|The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, |
but a poor man has no means of redemption.
|The light of the righteous rejoices, |
but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
|By insolence the heedless make strife, |
but with those who take advice is wisdom.
|Wealth hastily gotten will dwindle, |
but he who gathers little by little will increase it.
|Hope deferred makes the heart sick, |
but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
|He who despises the word brings destruction on himself, |
but he who respects the commandment will be rewarded.
|The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, |
that one may avoid the snares of death.
|Good sense wins favor, |
but the way of the faithless is their ruin.
|In everything a prudent man acts with knowledge, |
but a fool flaunts his folly.
|A bad messenger plunges men into trouble, |
but a faithful envoy brings healing.
|Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction, |
but he who heeds reproof is honored.
|A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul; |
but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.
|He who walks with wise men becomes wise, |
but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
|Misfortune pursues sinners, |
but prosperity rewards the righteous.
|A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, |
but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.
|The fallow ground of the poor yields much food, |
but it is swept away through injustice.
|He who spares the rod hates his son, |
but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.
|The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite,|
but the belly of the wicked suffers want.
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