2 A good man bobtains favor from the Lord,
but the root of cthe righteous will never be moved.
5 hThe thoughts of the righteous are just;
6 The words of the wicked ilie in wait for blood,
but jthe mouth of the upright delivers them.
mbut the house of the righteous will stand.
but one of twisted mind is ndespised.
10 oWhoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast,
12 Whoever is wicked covets tthe spoil of evildoers,
13 An evil man is ensnared uby the transgression of his lips,
vbut the righteous escapes from trouble.
14 From the fruit of his mouth wa man is satisfied with good,
xand the work of a man's hand comes back to him.
15 yThe way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
16 zThe vexation of a fool is known at once,
but ba false witness utters deceit.
18 cThere is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,
but the tongue of the wise brings dhealing.
but ea lying tongue is but for a moment.
20 Deceit is in the heart of fthose who devise evil,
21 gNo ill befalls the righteous,
jbut those who act faithfully are his delight.
23 kA prudent man conceals knowledge,
kbut the heart of fools proclaims folly.
24 lThe hand of the diligent will rule,
while the slothful will be mput to forced labor.
25 nAnxiety in a man's heart weighs him down,
26 One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor,2
27 oWhoever is slothful will not roast his game,
but the diligent man will get precious wealth.3
28 pIn the path of righteousness is life,