1 Whoso loveth wisdom, will be content to be reformed; but he that hateth to be reproved, is a fool.
2 A good man is acceptable unto the LORD; but the wicked will he condemn.
3 A man cannot endure in ungodliness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
4 A steadfast woman is a crown unto her husband; but she that behaveth herself dishonestly is a corruption in his bones.
5 The thoughts of the righteous are right; but the imagination of the ungodly are deceitful.
6 The talking of the ungodly is how they may lay wait for blood; but the mouth of the righteous will deliver them.
7 Or ever thou canst turn thee about, the ungodly shall be overthrown; but the house of the righteous shall stand.
8 A man shall be commended for his wisdom; but a fool shall be despised.
9 A simple man which laboureth and worketh, is better than one that is gorgeous and lacketh bread.
10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his cattle; but the ungodly have cruel hearts.
11 He that tilleth his land, shall have plenteousness of bread; but he that followeth idleness, is a very fool.
12 The desire of the ungodly hunteth after mischief; but the root of the righteous bringeth forth fruit.
13 The wicked falleth into the snare through the malice of his own mouth; but the just shall escape out of peril.
14 Every man shall enjoy good according to the innocency of his mouth; and after the works of his hands shall he be rewarded.
15 Look: what a fool taketh in hand, he thinketh it well done; but he that is wise, will be counseled.
16 A fool uttereth his wrath in all the haste, but a discreet man forgiveth wrong.
17 A just man will tell the truth, and show the thing that is right; but a false witness deceiveth.
18 A slanderous person pricketh like a sword; but a wise man's tongue is wholesome.
19 A true mouth is ever constant; but a dissembling tongue is soon changed.
20 They that imagine evil in their mind, will deceive; but the counselors of peace shall have joy following them.
21 There shall no misfortune happen unto the just; but the ungodly shall be filled with misery.
22 The LORD abhoreth deceitful lips; but they that labour for truth please him.
23 He that hath understanding can hide his wisdom; but an indiscreet heart telleth out his foolishness.
24 A diligent hand shall bear rule; but the idle shall be under tribute.
25 Heaviness discourageth the heart of man, but a good word maketh it glad again.
26 The righteous is liberal unto his neighbour, but the way of the ungodly will deceive themselves.
27 A deceitful man shall find no vantage; but he that is content with that he hath, is more worth than gold.
28 In the way of righteousness there is life; as for any other way, it is the path unto death.