14 The truly wise woman has built up her house,+ but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.+
2 The one walking in his uprightness is fearing Jehovah,+ but the one crooked in his ways is despising Him.+
3 The rod of haughtiness is in the mouth of the foolish one,+ but the very lips of the wise ones will guard them.+
4 Where there are no cattle the manger is clean, but the crop is abundant because of the power of a bull.
5 A faithful witness is one that will not lie,+ but a false witness launches forth mere lies.+
6 The ridiculer has sought to find wisdom, and there is none; but to the understanding one knowledge is an easy thing.+
7 Go away from in front of the stupid man,+ for you will certainly not take note of the lips of knowledge.+
8 The wisdom of the shrewd is to understand his way,+ but the foolishness of stupid ones is deception.+
9 Foolish are those who make a derision of guilt,+ but among the upright ones there is agreement.*+
10 The heart is aware of the bitterness of one’s soul,+ and with its rejoicing no stranger will intermeddle.
11 The house of wicked people will be annihilated,+ but the tent of the upright ones will flourish.+
12 There exists a way that is upright before a man,+ but the ways of death are the end of it afterward.+
13 Even in laughter the heart may be in pain;+ and grief is what rejoicing ends up in.+
14 The one faithless at heart will be satisfied with the results of his own ways,+ but the good man with the results of his dealings.+
15 Anyone inexperienced puts faith in every word,*+ but the shrewd one considers his steps.+
16 The wise one fears and is turning away from badness,+ but the stupid is becoming furious and self-confident.+
17 He that is quick to anger will commit foolishness,+ but the man of thinking abilities is hated.+
18 The inexperienced ones will certainly take possession of foolishness,+ but the shrewd ones will bear knowledge as a headdress.+
19 Bad people will have to bow down before the good ones,+ and the wicked people at the gates of the righteous one.
20 Even to his fellowman one who is of little means is an object of hatred,+ but many are the friends of the rich person.+
21 The one despising his own fellowman is sinning,+ but happy is he who is showing favor to the afflicted ones.+
22 Will not those devising mischief go wandering about?+ But there are loving-kindness* and trueness as regards those devising good.+
23 By every kind of toil there comes to be an advantage,+ but merely the word of the lips [tends] to want.
24 The crown of the wise is their riches; the foolishness of the stupid ones is foolishness.+
25 A true witness* is delivering souls,+ but a deceitful one* launches forth mere lies.+
26 In the fear of Jehovah there is strong confidence,+ and for his sons there will come to be a refuge.+
27 The fear of Jehovah is a well of life,+ to turn away from the snares of death.+
28 In the multitude of people there is an adornment of a king,+ but in the lack of population is the ruin of a high official.+
29 He that is slow to anger is abundant in discernment,+ but one that is impatient* is exalting foolishness.+
30 A calm heart is the life of the fleshly organism,+ but jealousy is rottenness to the bones.+
31 He that is defrauding the lowly one has reproached his Maker,+ but the one showing favor to the poor one is glorifying Him.+
32 Because of his badness the wicked will be pushed down,+ but the righteous will be finding refuge in his integrity.*+
33 In the heart of the understanding one there rests wisdom,+ and in the midst of stupid ones it becomes known.
34 Righteousness is what exalts a nation,+ but sin is something disgraceful to national groups.+
35 The pleasure of a king is in the servant who is acting with insight,+ but his fury comes to be toward one acting shamefully.+