but qa scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
2 From the fruit of his mouth a man reats what is good,
but the desire of the treacherous sis for violence.
3 tWhoever guards his mouth preserves his life;
4 wThe soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,
while the soul of the diligent xis richly supplied.
but the wicked brings shame1 and disgrace.
7 aOne pretends to be rich, yet has nothing;
banother pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
but a poor man chears no threat.
9 dThe light of the righteous rejoices,
but ethe lamp of the wicked will be put out.
10 fBy insolence comes nothing but strife,
but he who reveres the commandment will be lrewarded.
14 The teaching of the wise is ma fountain of life,
that one may nturn away from the snares of death.
but the way of the treacherous is their ruin.3
16 qIn everything the prudent acts with knowledge,
rbut a fool flaunts his folly.
but sa faithful envoy brings healing.
18 Poverty and disgrace come to him who tignores instruction,
19 wA desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul,
ybut the righteous are rewarded with good.
22 zA good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children,
but athe sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous.
but it is swept away through binjustice.
24 cWhoever spares the rod hates his son,
but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.5
25 dThe righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite,