1: A soft answer turneth away fury; but a grievous word stirreth up anger. 2: The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright; but the mouth of the foolish poureth out folly. 3: The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. 4: Gentleness of tongue is a tree of life; but crookedness therein is a breaking of the spirit. 5: A fool despiseth his father's instruction; but he that regardeth reproof becometh prudent. 6: In the house of a righteous [man] is much treasure; but in the revenue of a wicked [man] is disturbance. 7: The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but not so the heart of the foolish. 8: The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; but the prayer of the upright is his delight. 9: The way of a wicked [man] is an abomination to Jehovah; but him that pursueth righteousness he loveth. 10: Grievous correction is for him that forsaketh the path; he that hateth reproof shall die. 11: Sheol and destruction are before Jehovah; how much more then the hearts of the children of men! 12: A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him; he will not go unto the wise. 13: A joyful heart maketh a cheerful countenance; but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken. 14: The heart of an intelligent [man] seeketh knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish feedeth on folly. 15: All the days of the afflicted are evil; but a cheerful heart is a continual feast. 16: Better is little with the fear of Jehovah than great store and disquietude therewith. 17: Better is a meal of herbs where love is, than a fatted ox and hatred therewith. 18: A furious man stirreth up contention; but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. 19: The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns; but the path of the upright is made plain. 20: A wise son maketh a glad father; but a foolish man despiseth his mother. 21: Folly is joy to him that is void of sense; but a man of understanding regulateth his walk. 22: Without counsel purposes are disappointed; but in the multitude of counsellors they are established. 23: A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth; and a word in its season, how good is it! 24: The path of life is upwards for the wise, that he may depart from Sheol beneath. 25: Jehovah plucketh up the house of the proud; but he establisheth the boundary of the widow. 26: The thoughts of the evil [man] are an abomination to Jehovah; but pure words are pleasant. 27: He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live. 28: The heart of a righteous [man] studieth to answer; but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things. 29: Jehovah is far from the wicked; but he heareth the prayer of the righteous. 30: That which enlighteneth the eyes rejoiceth the heart; good tidings make the bones fat. 31: The ear that heareth the reproof of life shall abide among the wise. 32: He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul; but he that heareth reproof getteth sense. 33: The fear of Jehovah is the discipline of wisdom, and before honour [goeth] humility.