1 The Proverbs of Solomon: A wise child makes a father rejoice, but a foolish child is a grief to his mother.
2 Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from mortal danger.
5 The one who gathers crops in the summer is a wise son, but the one who sleeps during the harvest is a son who brings shame to himself.
9 The one who conducts himself in integrity will live securely, but the one who behaves perversely will be found out.
10 The one who winks his eye causes trouble, and the one who speaks foolishness will come to ruin.
11 The teaching of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the speech of the wicked conceals violence.
13 Wisdom is found in the words of the discerning person, but the one who lacks wisdom will be disciplined.
15 The wealth of a rich person is like a fortified city, but the poor are brought to ruin by their poverty.
16 The reward which the righteous receive is life; the recompense which the wicked receive is judgment.
17 The one who heeds instruction is on the way to life, but the one who rejects rebuke goes astray.
18 The one who conceals hatred utters lies, and the one who spreads slander is certainly a fool.
19 When words abound, transgression is inevitable, but the one who restrains his words is wise.
20 What the righteous say is like the best silver, but what the wicked think is of little value.
23 Carrying out a wicked scheme is enjoyable to a fool, and so is wisdom for the one who has discernment.
25 When the storm passes through, the wicked are swept away, but the righteous are an everlasting foundation.
26 Like vinegar to the teeth and like smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.
28 The hope of the righteous is joy, but the expectation of the wicked will remain unfulfilled.
29 The way of the Lord is like a stronghold for the upright, but it is destruction to evildoers.
31 The speech of the righteous bears the fruit of wisdom, but the one who speaks perversion will be destroyed.