1 A wise woman upholdeth her house; but a foolish wife plucketh it down.
2 Whoso feareth the LORD, walketh in the right path: and regardeth not him that abhorreth the ways of the LORD.
3 In the mouth of the foolish is the boasting of lordship; but the lips of the wise will beware of such.
4 Where no oxen are, there the crib is empty; but where the oxen labour there is much fruit.
5 A faithful witness will not dissemble; but a false record will make a lie.
6 A scornful body seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not; but knowledge is easy to come by, unto him that will understand.
7 See that thou meddle not with a fool; and do as though thou hadst no knowledge.
8 The wisdom of him that hath understanding is to take heed unto his way; but the foolishness of the unwise deceiveth.
9 Fools make but a sport of sin; but there is favourable love among the righteous.
10 The heart of him that hath understanding will neither despair for any sorrow; nor be too presumptuous for any sudden joy.
11 The houses of the ungodly shall be overthrown; but the tabernacles of the righteous shall flourish.
12 There is a way which some men think to be right; but the end thereof leadeth unto death.
13 The heart is sorrowful even in laughter; and the end of mirth is heaviness.
14 An unfaithful person shall be filled with his own ways; but a good man will beware of such.
15 An ignorant body believeth all things; but whoso hath understanding, looketh well to his goings.
16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil; but a fool goeth on presumptuously.
17 An impatient man handleth foolishly; but he that is well advised, doth other ways.
18 The ignorant have foolishness in possession; but the wise are crowned with knowledge.
19 The evil shall bow themselves before the good; and the ungodly shall wait at the doors of the righteous.
20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbours; but the rich hath many friends.
21 Who so despiseth his neighbour, doth amiss; but blessed is he that hath pity of the poor.
22 They that imagine wickedness, shall be disappointed; but they that muse upon good things, unto such shall happen mercy and faithfulness.
23 In every labour there is some profit; but only vain words bringeth forth penury.
24 Riches are an ornament unto the wise; but the ignorance of fools is very foolishness.
25 A faithful witness delivereth souls; but a liar deceiveth them.
26 The fear of the LORD is a stronghold; and his children are under a sure defense.
27 The fear of the LORD is a well of life; to avoid the snares of death.
28 The increase and prosperity of the commons is the king's honour; but the decay of the people is the confusion of the prince.
29 Patience is a token of wisdom; but wrath and hasty displeasure is a token of foolishness.
30 A merry heart is the life of the body; but rancor consumeth away the bones.
31 He that doth a poor man wrong, blasphemeth his maker; but whoso hath pity of the poor, doth honour unto God.
32 The ungodly is afraid of every peril; but the righteous hath a good hope even in death.
33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding; and he will teach them that are unlearned.
34 Righteousness setteth up the people; but wickedness bringeth folk to destruction.
35 A discreet servant is a pleasure unto the king; but one that is not honest provoketh him unto wrath.