12 He that loveth correction loveth knowledge, But he that hateth reproof is brutish.
2 A good man obtaineth favour from Yahweh, But a man of wicked devices will he condemn.
3 A son of earth shall not be established by lawlessness, But the root of the righteous shall not be disturbed.
4 A virtuous woman is the crown of her husband, But a veritable decay in his bones is she that causeth shame.
5 The plans of the righteous are just, But the counsels of the lawless are deceitful.
6 The words of the lawless are—of lying in wait for blood, But the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
7 Overthrown are the lawless and they are not, But the house of the righteous shall stand.
8 In proportion to his prudence is a man to be praised, But the perverse in heart shall be an object of contempt.
9 Better slighted and have a servant, Than to honour oneself and come short of bread.
10 A righteous man regardeth the desire of his beast, But the compassions of the lawless are cruel.
11 He that tilleth his land shall be filled with food, But he that runneth after worthless men lacketh sense.
12 A lawless man craveth the prey of the wicked, But the root of the righteous is enduring.
13 By the transgression of the lips is the wicked man ensnared, But the righteous cometh out of distress.
14 Of the fruit of a man’s mouth shall he be satisfied with good, And the dealing of the hands of a son of earth shall be paid back to him.
15 The way of the foolish is right in his own eyes, But he that hearkeneth to counsel is wise.
16 A foolish man on the [same] day letteth his vexation be known, But he that concealeth an affront is prudent.
17 He that whispereth faithfulness declareth righteousness, But a false witness is a fraud.
18 There is who babbleth as with thrusts of a sword, But the tongue of the wise hath healing.
19 A lip that is faithful shall be firm to futurity, But only for a twinkling is the tongue that is false.
20 Deceit is in the heart of contrivers of mischief, But to the counsellors of peace shall be joy.
21 Unseemly to the righteous is any trouble, But the lawless are full of misfortune.
22 An abomination to Yahweh are lips that are false, But he that dealeth faithfully is his delight.
23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge, But the heart of dullards proclaimeth folly.
24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule, But the indolent shall come under tribute.
25 When anxiety is in the heart of a man one may bow him down, But a good word maketh him glad.
26 The righteous man guideth his neighbour, But the way of the lawless leadeth them astray.
27 Indolence roasteth not his own game, But the substance of a man is precious when he is diligent.
28 In the way of righteousness is life, And in the path thereof immortality.