1 A wise son will receive his father's warning; but he that is scornful, will not hear when he is reproved.
2 A good man shall enjoy the fruit of his mouth; but he that hath a froward mind, shall be spoiled.
3 He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his life; but whoso speaketh unadvised, findeth harm.
4 The sluggard would fain have, and cannot get his desire; but the soul of the diligent shall have plenty.
5 A righteous man abhoreth lies; but the ungodly shameth both others and himself.
6 Righteousness keepeth the innocent in the way; but ungodliness shall overthrow the sinner.
7 Some men are rich, though they have nothing; again, some men are poor having great riches.
8 With goods every man delivereth his life; and the poor will not be reproved.
9 The light of the righteous maketh joyful; but the candle of the ungodly shall be put out.
10 Among the proud there is ever strife; but among those that do all things with advisement, there is wisdom.
11 Hastily gotten goods are soon spent; but they that be gathered together with the hand, shall increase.
12 Hope deferred grieveth the heart; but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
13 Whoso despiseth the word, destroyeth himself; but he that feareth the commandment shall have peace.
14 The law is a well of life unto the wise; that it may keep him from the snares of death.
15 Good understanding giveth favour; but hard is the way of the despisers.
16 A wise man doth all things with discretion; but a fool will declare his folly.
17 An ungodly messenger bringeth mischief; but a faithful ambassador is wholesome.
18 He that thinketh scorn to be reformed, cometh to poverty and shame; but whoso receiveth correction, shall come to honour.
19 When a desire is brought to pass, it delighteth the soul; but fools count it abomination to depart from evil.
20 He that goeth in the company of wise men, shall be wise; but whoso is a companion of fools shall be hurt.
21 Mischief followeth upon sinners; but the righteous shall have a good reward,
22 which their children's children shall have in possession - for the riches of the sinner is laid up for the just.
23 There is plenteousness of food in the fields of the poor; and shall be increased out of measure.
24 He that spareth the rod, hateth his son; but whoso loveth him, chastiseth him betimes.
25 The righteous eateth, and is satisfied; but the belly of the ungodly hath never enough.