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What the righteous desire leads only to good, but what the wicked hope for leads to wrath.

There are those who [generously] scatter abroad, and yet increase more; there are those who withhold more than is fitting or what is justly due, but it results only in want.

The one who searches for what is good finds favor,
but if someone looks for trouble, it will come to him.

Behold, the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall be recompensed on earth; how much more the wicked and the sinner! And if the righteous are barely saved, what will become of the ungodly and wicked?

The wicked desire what evil men have,
but the root of the righteous produces fruit.

From the fruit of the mouth of a man, he shall eat what is good, but the desire of the treacherous, wrongdoing.

The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, and the good man from what is in himself.

He who is quickly angry will do what is foolish, but the man of good sense will have quiet.

Won't those who plot evil go astray? But gracious love and truth are for those who plan what is good.

What the wise have to say disseminates knowledge, but it's not in the heart of fools to do so.

When a king is ready to speak officially, what he says should not err with respect to justice.

Right and just lips are the delight of a king, and he loves him who speaks what is right.

To what purpose is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no sense?

The positive words that a man speaks fill his stomach; he will be satisfied with what his lips produce.

He who gets wisdom has love for his soul: he who keeps good sense will get what is truly good.

What is desirable for a person is to show loyal love, and a poor person is better than a liar.

A poor thing, a poor thing, says he who is giving money for goods: but when he has gone on his way, then he makes clear his pride in what he has got.

The devastation of the wicked sweepeth them away, because they refuse to do what is right.

What the wicked person sacrifices is detestable how much more when he offers it with vile motives!

The wicked man puts up a bold appearance, but the upright thinks about what he is doing.

[In order] to show you what is right--sayings of truth-- [in order] to return a true saying to him who sent you.

When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:

You'll vomit up what little you've eaten, and your compliments will have been wasted.

And my {insides} will rejoice when your lips speak what is upright.

Look not thou upon the wine, how red it is, and what a color it giveth in the glass.

Your eyes will see strange things, and with slurred words you'll speak what you really believe.

If you say, "Look here, we didn't know about this," doesn't God, who examines motives, discern it? Doesn't the one who guards your soul know about it? Won't he repay each person according to what he has done?

Keep in mind that wisdom is like that for your soul; if you find it, there will be a future for you, and what you hope for won't be cut short.

for destruction from them will come suddenly;
who knows what distress these two can bring?

When I saw this, I gave careful consideration to it; I received instruction from what I saw:

For [it is] better [that] he say to you, "Ascend here," than he humble you before a noble. What your eyes have seen,

[If] you find honey, eat what is sufficient for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it out.

A muddied spring or a polluted well that's what a righteous person is who compromises with the wicked.

Useless legs to the lame that's what a proverb quoted by a fool is.

A thorn in the hand of a drunkard that's what a proverb quoted by a fool is.

A clay vessel plated with a thin veneer of silver that's what smooth lips with a wicked heart are.

With his lips the hater makes things seem what they are not, but deceit is stored up inside him;

As the refining pot for silver and the furnace for gold [bring forth all the impurities of the metal], so let a man be in his trial of praise [ridding himself of all that is base or insincere; for a man is judged by what he praises and of what he boasts].

Evil men have no knowledge of what is right; but those who go after the Lord have knowledge of all things.

The one who leads the upright into an evil way
will fall into his own pit,
but the blameless will inherit what is good.

He who takes from his father or his mother what is theirs by right, and says, It is no sin; is the same as a taker of life.

A discourse by the faithful collector. This is what this valiant man declared to the God with me, to the God with me, who then prevailed:

I never acquired wisdom, but I know what the Holy One knows.

Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell?

Lest I be so full, I deny thee, and say, "What fellow is the LORD?" And lest I, being constrained through poverty, fall unto stealing and foreswear the name of my God.

Some people what an arrogant look they have! raise their eyebrows haughtily.

This is what an immoral woman is like: she eats, wipes her mouth, then says "I've done nothing wrong."

Lest they drink and forget the law and what it decrees, and pervert the justice due any of the afflicted.

Give her credit for what her hands have made: let her be praised by her works in the public place.

All floods run into the sea, and yet the sea is not filled: for look, unto what place the waters run, thence they come again.

What is that which hath been? it is that which is, and what is that which hath been done? it is that which is done, and there is not an entirely new thing under the sun.

What is crooked cannot be made straight, and what is defective and lacking cannot be counted.

for thereunto I applied my mind: that I might know what were wisdom and understanding, what were error and foolishness. And I perceived that this also was but a vexation of mind:

I said to myself, “Go ahead, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy what is good.” But it turned out to be futile.

I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.

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