A wise son makes his father rejoice,+
But a foolish son is the grief of his mother.
2 The treasures gained by wickedness will be of no benefit,
But righteousness is what rescues from death.+
3 Jehovah will not cause the righteous one* to go hungry,+
But he will deny the wicked what they crave.
5 The son acting with insight gathers the crop in summer,
But the son acting shamefully is fast asleep during the harvest.+
8 The wisehearted person will accept instructions,*+
But the one speaking foolishly will be trodden down.+
9 The one walking in integrity will walk in security,+
But the one making his ways crooked will be found out.+
10 The one who slyly winks his eye causes grief,+
And the one who speaks foolishly will be trodden down.+
11 The mouth of the righteous one is a source of life,+
But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.+
13 Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning person,+
15 The wealth* of a rich man is his fortified city.
The ruin of the poor is their poverty.+
17 The one who heeds discipline is a path to life,*
But the one who ignores reproof leads others astray.
19 When words are many, transgression cannot be avoided,+
But whoever controls his lips acts discreetly.+
20 The tongue of the righteous one is like the finest silver,+
But the heart of the wicked one is worth little.
23 Engaging in shameful conduct is like a game to the stupid one,
But wisdom is for the man of discernment.+
25 When the storm passes by, the wicked one will be no more,+
But the righteous one is a foundation forever.+
32 The lips of the righteous one know what is pleasing,
But the mouth of the wicked is perverse.