1 A wise son will obey the instruction of his father: but a scorner will hear no rebuke.
2 A man shall eat good things by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the trespassers shall suffer violence.
3 He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his life: but he that openeth his lips, destruction shall be to him.
4 The sluggard lusteth, but his soul hath nought: but the soul of the diligent shall have plenty.
5 A righteous man hateth lying words: but the wicked causeth slander and shame.
6 Righteousness preserveth the upright of life: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
7 There is that maketh himself rich, and hath nothing, and that maketh himself poor, having great riches.
8 A man will give his riches for the ransom of his life: but the poor cannot hear ye reproach.
9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the candle of the wicked shall be put out.
10 Only by pride doeth man make contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
11 The riches of vanity shall diminish: but he that gathereth with the hand, shall increase them.
12 The hope that is deferred, is the fainting of the heart: but when the desire cometh, it is as a tree of life.
13 He that despiseth the word, he shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment he shall be rewarded.
14 The instruction of a wise man is as the wellspring of life, to turn away from the snares of death.
15 Good understanding maketh acceptable: but the way of the disobedient is hated.
16 Every wise man will work by knowledge: but a fool will spread abroad folly.
17 A wicked messenger falleth into evil: but a faithful ambassador is preservation.
18 Poverty and shame is to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth correction, shall be honored.
19 A desire accomplished delighteth ye soul: but it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.
20 He that walketh with the wise, shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be afflicted.
21 Affliction followeth sinners: but unto the righteous God will recompense good.
22 The good man shall give inheritance unto his children’s children: and the riches of the sinner is laid up for the just.
23 Much food is in the field of the poor: but the field is destroyed without discretion.
24 He that spareth his rod, hateth his son: but he that loveth him, chasteneth him betimes.
25 The righteous eateth to the contentation of his mind: but the belly of the wicked shall want.
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