1: A wise son listens to his father's instruction, But a scoffer doesn't listen to rebuke. 2: By the fruit of his lips, a man enjoys good things; But the unfaithful crave violence. 3: He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. 4: The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, But the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied. 5: A righteous man hates lies, But a wicked man brings shame and disgrace. 6: Righteousness guards the way of integrity, But wickedness overthrows the sinner. 7: There are some who pretend to be rich, yet have nothing. There are some who pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth. 8: The ransom of a man's life is his riches, But the poor hears no threats. 9: The light of the righteous shines brightly, But the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out. 10: By pride comes only quarrels, But with ones who take advice is wisdom. 11: Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, But he who gathers by hand makes it grow. 12: Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life. 13: Whoever despises instruction will pay for it, But he who respects a command will be rewarded. 14: The teaching of the wise is a spring of life, To turn from the snares of death. 15: Good understanding wins favor; But the way of the unfaithful is hard. 16: Every prudent man acts from knowledge, But a fool exposes folly. 17: A wicked messenger falls into trouble, But a trustworthy envoy gains healing. 18: Poverty and shame come to him who refuses discipline, But he who heeds correction shall be honored. 19: Longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, But fools detest turning from evil. 20: One who walks with wise men grows wise, But a companion of fools suffers harm. 21: Misfortune pursues sinners, But prosperity rewards the righteous. 22: A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, But the wealth of the sinner is stored for the righteous. 23: An abundance of food is in poor people's fields, But injustice sweeps it away. 24: One who spares the rod hates his son, But one who loves him is careful to discipline him. 25: The righteous one eats to the satisfying of his soul, But the belly of the wicked goes hungry.