1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grieves his mother.
5 Whoever harvests during summer acts wisely, but the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.
6 Blessings come upon the head of the righteous, but the words of the wicked conceal violence.
9 Whoever walks in integrity lives prudently, but whoever perverts his way of life will be exposed.
13 Wisdom characterizes the speech of the discerning, but the rod is for the backs of those lacking discernment.
15 The rich hide within the fortress that is their wealth, but the poor are dismayed due to their poverty.
17 Whoever heeds correction is on the pathway to life, but someone who ignores exhortation goes astray.
19 Transgression is at work where people talk too much, but anyone who holds his tongue is prudent.
20 What the righteous person says is like precious silver; the thoughts of the wicked are compared to small things.
21 What the righteous person says nourishes many, but fools die because they lack discerning hearts.
26 As vinegar is to the mouth and smoke to the eyes, so is the lazy person to those who send him.
29 To the upright, the way of the LORD is a place of safety, but it's a place of ruin to those who practice evil.