1: By a soft answer wrath is turned away, but a bitter word is a cause of angry feelings. 2: Knowledge is dropping from the tongue of the wise; but from the mouth of the foolish comes a stream of foolish words. 3: The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. 4: A comforting tongue is a tree of life, but a twisted tongue is a crushing of the spirit. 5: A foolish man puts no value on his father's training; but he who has respect for teaching has good sense. 6: In the house of the upright man there is a great store of wealth; but in the profits of the sinner there is trouble. 7: The lips of the wise keep knowledge, but the heart of the foolish man is not right. 8: The offering of the evil-doer is disgusting to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright man is his delight. 9: The way of the evil-doer is disgusting to the Lord, but he who goes after righteousness is dear to him. 10: There is bitter punishment for him who is turned from the way; and death will be the fate of the hater of teaching. 11: Before the Lord are the underworld and destruction: how much more, then, the hearts of the children of men! 12: The hater of authority has no love for teaching: he will not go to the wise. 13: A glad heart makes a shining face, but by the sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. 14: The heart of the man of good sense goes in search of knowledge, but foolish things are the food of the unwise. 15: All the days of the troubled are evil; but he whose heart is glad has an unending feast. 16: Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great wealth together with trouble. 17: Better is a simple meal where love is, than a fat ox and hate with it. 18: An angry man makes men come to blows, but he who is slow to get angry puts an end to fighting. 19: Thorns are round the way of the hater of work; but the road of the hard worker becomes a highway. 20: A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man has no respect for his mother. 21: Foolish behaviour is joy to the unwise; but a man of good sense makes his way straight. 22: Where there are no wise suggestions, purposes come to nothing; but by a number of wise guides they are made certain. 23: A man has joy in the answer of his mouth: and a word at the right time, how good it is! 24: Acting wisely is the way of life, guiding a man away from the underworld. 25: The house of the man of pride will be uprooted by the Lord, but he will make safe the heritage of the widow. 26: Evil designs are disgusting to the Lord, but the words of the clean-hearted are pleasing. 27: He whose desires are fixed on profit is a cause of trouble to his family; but he who has no desire for offerings will have life. 28: The heart of the upright gives thought to his answer; but from the mouth of the evil-doer comes a stream of evil things. 29: The Lord is far from sinners, but his ear is open to the prayer of the upright. 30: The light of the eyes is a joy to the heart, and good news makes the bones fat. 31: The man whose ear is open to the teaching of life will have his place among the wise. 32: He who will not be controlled by training has no respect for his soul, but he who gives ear to teaching will get wisdom. 33: The fear of the Lord is the teaching of wisdom; and a low opinion of oneself goes before honour.