but whoever hates correction is stupid.h
2 Good people obtain favor from the Lord,i
but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes.j
but the righteous cannot be uprooted.k
4 A wife of noble characterl is her husband’s crown,
but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.m
but the advice of the wicked is deceitful.
but the speech of the upright rescues them.n
7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more,o
but the house of the righteous stands firm.p
and one with a warpedq mind is despised.
than pretend to be somebody and have no food.
10 The righteous care for the needs of their animals,r
but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.
but those who chase fantasies have no sense.s
but the root of the righteous endures.
13 Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk,t
and so the innocent escape trouble.u
14 From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things,v
and the work of their hands brings them reward.w
15 The way of fools seems right to them,x
but the wise listen to advice.y
but the prudent overlook an insult.b
but a false witness tells lies.c
18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords,d
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.e
but a lying tongue lasts only a moment.
but those who promote peace have joy.f
21 No harm overtakes the righteous,g
but the wicked have their fill of trouble.
22 The Lord detests lying lips,h
23 The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves,k
but a fool’s heart blurts out folly.l
but laziness ends in forced labor.m
25 Anxiety weighs down the heart,n
but a kind word cheers it up.
but the way of the wicked leads them astray.o
27 The lazy do not roasta any game,
but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.
28 In the way of righteousness there is life;p
along that path is immortality.
The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.