1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
3 Yahweh will not allow the soul of the righteous to go hungry, but he thrusts away the desire of the wicked.
5 He who gathers in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during the harvest is a son who causes shame.
11 The mouth of the righteous is a spring of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
13 Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has discernment, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding.
17 He is in the way of life who heeds correction, but he who forsakes reproof leads others astray.
19 In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience, but he who restrains his lips does wisely.
20 The tongue of the righteous is like choice silver. The heart of the wicked is of little worth.
26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.
29 The way of Yahweh is a stronghold to the upright, but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.