13 A wise son [cometh of] a father’s correction, But a scoffer heareth not a rebuke.
2 Of the fruit of his mouth shall a man eat what is good, But the soul of the treacherous [shall be sated with] violence.
3 He that watcheth his mouth guardeth his soul, He that openeth wide his lips [it shall be] his ruin.
4 The sluggard desireth but his soul hath nothing. But the soul of the diligent shall be enriched.
5 A word of falsehood the righteous man hateth, But the lawless causeth shame and disgrace.
6 Righteousness guardeth the man of blameless way, But lawlessness overthroweth the sinner.
7 There is Who feigneth himself rich, yet hath nothing at all, Who pleadeth poverty, yet hath great substance.
8 The ransom of a man’s life is his wealth, But the poor heareth not rebuke.
9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth, But the lamp of the lawless goeth out.
10 Only by pride doth one cause contention, But with the well-advised is wisdom.
11 Wealth gotten by greed diminisheth, But he that gathereth by little increaseth.
12 Hope deferred sickeneth the heart,—But a tree of life is desire fulfilled.
13 He that despiseth a matter shall get pledged thereto, But he that revereth a commandment the same shall be recompensed.
14 The instruction of the wise is a well-spring of life, By departing from the snares of death.
15 Sound discretion yieldeth favour, But the way of the treacherous is rugged.
16 Every prudent man maketh use of knowledge, But a dullard spreadeth folly.
17 A lawless messenger falleth into mischief, But a faithful herald bringeth healing.
18 Poverty and contempt are for him that neglecteth correction, But he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
19 A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to the lawless to depart from evil.
20 He that walketh with the wise becometh wise, But the friend of dullards becometh foolish.
21 Evil pursueth sinners, But unto the righteous shall good be recompensed.
22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to children’s children, But laid up for the righteous is the wealth of the sinner.
23 Much food is in the fallow ground of the poor, But there is that is swept away for want of justice.
24 He that withholdeth his rod hateth his son,—But he that loveth him carefully correcteth him.
25 The righteous eateth to satisfy his appetite, But the belly of the lawless shall want.