but folly with her own hands gtears it down.
2 Whoever hwalks in uprightness fears the Lord,
but he who is idevious in his ways despises him.
kbut the lips of the wise will preserve them.
5 lA faithful witness does not lie,
but ma false witness breathes out lies.
but pknowledge is easy for a man of understanding.
9 qFools mock at the guilt offering,
but the upright enjoy acceptance.2
10 The heart knows its own rbitterness,
11 sThe house of the wicked will be destroyed,
12 tThere is a way that seems right to a man,
14 The backslider in heart will be xfilled with the fruit of his ways,
and ya good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways.
15 zThe simple believes everything,
17 A man of cquick temper acts foolishly,
19 dThe evil bow down before the good,
20 eThe poor is disliked even by his neighbor,
fbut the rich has many friends.
21 Whoever gdespises his neighbor is a sinner,
but hblessed is he who is generous to the poor.
22 Do they not go astray who idevise evil?
but mere talk ktends only to poverty.
but one who lbreathes out lies is deceitful.
26 In the fear of the Lord one has mstrong confidence,
27 The fear of the Lord is pa fountain of life,
that one may qturn away from the snares of death.
28 In ra multitude of people is the glory of a king,
29 Whoever is sslow to anger has great understanding,
ybut he who is generous to the needy honors him.
32 zThe wicked is overthrown through his evildoing,
but athe righteous finds refuge in his death.
33 Wisdom brests in the heart of a man of understanding,
but it makes itself known even in the midst of fools.8
35 A servant who deals wisely has cthe king's favor,