1 He accompanieth himself with all steadfast and healthsome doctrine, that hath a desire to it and is sequestered from company.
2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only in those things wherein his heart rejoiceth.
3 Where ungodliness is, there is also disdain; and so there followeth shame and dishonour.
4 The words of a man's mouth are like deep waters; and the well of wisdom is like a full stream.
5 It is not good to regard the person of the ungodly, or to put back the righteous in judgment.
6 A fool's lips are ever brawling, and his mouth provoketh unto battle.
7 A fool's mouth is his own destruction, and his lips are the snare for his own soul.
8 The words of a slanderer are very wounds, and go through unto the inmost parts of the body.
9 Whoso is slothful and slack in his labor, is the brother of him that is a waster.
10 The name of the LORD is a strong castle, the righteous flyeth unto it, and shall be saved.
11 But the rich man's goods are his stronghold, yea he taketh them for a high wall round about him.
12 After pride cometh destruction; and honour after lowliness.
13 He that giveth sentence in a matter before he hear it, is a fool, and worthy to be confounded.
14 A good stomach driveth away a man's disease; but when the spirit is vexed, who may abide it?
15 A wise heart laboureth for knowledge; and a prudent ear seeketh understanding.
16 Liberality bringeth a man to honour and worship, and setteth him among great men.
17 The righteous accuseth himself first of all; if his neighbour come, he shall find him.
18 The lot pacifieth the variance, and parteth the mighty asunder.
19 The unity of brethren is stronger than a castle, and they that hold together are like the bar of a palace.
20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his own mouth, and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
21 Death and life stand in the power of the tongue; he that loveth it, shall enjoy the fruit thereof.
22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and receiveth an wholesome benefit of the LORD.
23 The poor maketh supplication and prayeth meekly; but the rich giveth a rough answer.
24 A friend that delighteth in love, doth a man more friendship, and sticketh faster unto him than a brother.