1 The awise woman builds her house,
But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.
2 He who awalks in his uprightness fears the Lord,
But he who is bdevious in his ways despises Him.
3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod 1for his back,
But athe lips of the wise will protect them.
But much revenue comes by the strength of the ox.
5 A atrustworthy witness will not lie,
But knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.
7 Leave the apresence of a fool,
But athe foolishness of fools is deceit.
9 Fools mock at 1sin,
10 The heart knows its own abitterness,
And a stranger does not share its joy.
11 The ahouse of the wicked will be destroyed,
But the tent of the upright will flourish.
12 There ais a way which seems right to a man,
But its bend is the way of death.
And the aend of joy may be grief.
14 The backslider in heart will have his afill of his own ways,
15 The 1naive believes everything,
But the sensible man considers his steps.
But a fool is arrogant and careless.
And a man of evil devices is hated.
18 The 1naive inherit foolishness,
But the sensible are crowned with knowledge.
19 The aevil will bow down before the good,
And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20 The apoor is hated even by his neighbor,
But those who love the rich are many.
21 He who adespises his neighbor sins,
22 Will they not go astray who adevise evil?
But kindness and truth will be to those who devise good.
But 1mere talk leads only to poverty.
24 The acrown of the wise is their riches,
But the folly of fools is foolishness.
And 2his children will have refuge.
27 The 1fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
That one may avoid the snares of death.
But in the dearth of people is a prince’s ruin.
29 He who is aslow to anger has great understanding,
But he who is 1quick-tempered exalts folly.
30 A atranquil heart is life to the body,
But passion is brottenness to the bones.
But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.
But the brighteous has a refuge when he dies.
But in the 1hearts of fools it is made known.
But sin is a disgrace to any people.
35 The king’s favor is toward a aservant who acts wisely,
But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.
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