1: Whoso loveth discipline loveth knowledge, but he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2: A good [man] obtaineth favour of Jehovah; but a man of mischievous devices will he condemn. 3: A man shall not be established by wickedness; but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4: A woman of worth is a crown to her husband; but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5: The thoughts of the righteous are right; the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6: The words of the wicked are a lying-in-wait for blood; but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. 7: Overthrow the wicked, and they are no [more]; but the house of the righteous shall stand. 8: A man is commended according to his wisdom; but he that is of a perverted heart shall be despised. 9: Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant, than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread. 10: A righteous man is concerned for the life of his beast; but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. 11: He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread; but he that followeth the worthless is void of understanding. 12: The wicked desireth the net of evil [men]; but the root of the righteous yieldeth [fruit]. 13: In the transgression of the lips is an evil snare; but a righteous [man] shall go forth out of trouble. 14: A man is satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth; and the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him. 15: The way of a fool is right in his own eyes; but he that is wise hearkeneth unto counsel. 16: The vexation of the fool is presently known; but a prudent [man] covereth shame. 17: He that uttereth truth sheweth forth righteousness; but a false witness deceit. 18: There is that babbleth like the piercings of a sword; but the tongue of the wise is health. 19: The lip of truth shall be established for ever; but a lying tongue is but for a moment. 20: Deceit is in the heart of them that devise evil; but to the counsellors of peace is joy. 21: There shall no evil happen to a righteous [man]; but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. 22: Lying lips are an abomination to Jehovah; but they that deal truly are his delight. 23: A prudent man concealeth knowledge; but the heart of the foolish proclaimeth folly. 24: The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; but the slothful [hand] shall be under tribute. 25: Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop; but a good word maketh it glad. 26: The righteous guideth his neighbour; but the way of the wicked misleadeth them. 27: The slothful roasteth not what he took in hunting; but man's precious substance is to the diligent. 28: In the path of righteousness is life, and in the pathway thereof there is no death.