1: A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother. 2: Wealth which comes from sin is of no profit, but righteousness gives salvation from death. 3: The Lord will not let the upright be in need of food, but he puts far from him the desire of the evil-doers. 4: He who is slow in his work becomes poor, but the hand of the ready worker gets in wealth. 5: He who in summer gets together his store is a son who does wisely; but he who takes his rest when the grain is being cut is a son causing shame. 6: Blessings are on the head of the upright, but the face of sinners will be covered with sorrow. 7: The memory of the upright is a blessing, but the name of the evil-doer will be turned to dust. 8: The wise-hearted man will let himself be ruled, but the man whose talk is foolish will have a fall. 9: He whose ways are upright will go safely, but he whose ways are twisted will be made low. 10: He who makes signs with his eyes is a cause of trouble, but he who makes a man see his errors is a cause of peace. 11: The mouth of the upright man is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the evil-doer is a bitter cup. 12: Hate is a cause of violent acts, but all errors are covered up by love. 13: In the lips of him who has knowledge wisdom is seen; but a rod is ready for the back of him who is without sense. 14: Knowledge is stored up by the wise, but the mouth of the foolish man is a destruction which is near. 15: The property of the man of wealth is his strong town: the poor man's need is his destruction. 16: The work of the upright gives life: the increase of the evil-doer is a cause of sin. 17: He who takes note of teaching is a way of life, but he who gives up training is a cause of error. 18: Hate is covered up by the lips of the upright man, but he who lets out evil about another is foolish. 19: Where there is much talk there will be no end to sin, but he who keeps his mouth shut does wisely. 20: The tongue of the upright man is like tested silver: the heart of the evil-doer is of little value. 21: The lips of the upright man give food to men, but the foolish come to death for need of sense. 22: The blessing of the Lord gives wealth: hard work makes it no greater. 23: It is sport to the foolish man to do evil, but the man of good sense takes delight in wisdom. 24: The thing feared by the evil-doer will come to him, but the upright man will get his desire. 25: When the storm-wind is past, the sinner is seen no longer, but the upright man is safe for ever. 26: Like acid drink to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes, so is the hater of work to those who send him. 27: The fear of the Lord gives long life, but the years of the evil-doer will be cut short. 28: The hope of the upright man will give joy, but the waiting of the evil-doer will have its end in sorrow. 29: The way of the Lord is a strong tower for the upright man, but destruction to the workers of evil. 30: The upright man will never be moved, but evil-doers will not have a safe resting-place in the land. 31: The mouth of the upright man is budding with wisdom, but the twisted tongue will be cut off. 32: The lips of the upright man have knowledge of what is pleasing, but twisted are the mouths of evil-doers.