1: Whoso is loving instruction, is loving knowledge, And whoso is hating reproof [is] brutish. 2: The good bringeth forth favour from Jehovah, And the man of wicked devices He condemneth. 3: A man is not established by wickedness, And the root of the righteous is not moved. 4: A virtuous woman [is] a crown to her husband, And as rottenness in his bones [is] one causing shame. 5: The thoughts of the righteous [are] justice, The counsels of the wicked -- deceit. 6: The words of the wicked [are]: 'Lay wait for blood,' And the mouth of the upright delivereth them. 7: Overthrow the wicked, and they are not, And the house of the righteous standeth. 8: According to his wisdom is a man praised, And the perverted of heart becometh despised. 9: Better [is] the lightly esteemed who hath a servant, Than the self-honoured who lacketh bread. 10: The righteous knoweth the life of his beast, And the mercies of the wicked [are] cruel. 11: Whoso is tilling the ground is satisfied [with] bread, And whoso is pursuing vanities is lacking heart, 12: The wicked hath desired the net of evil doers, And the root of the righteous giveth. 13: In transgression of the lips [is] the snare of the wicked, And the righteous goeth out from distress. 14: From the fruit of the mouth [is] one satisfied [with] good, And the deed of man's hands returneth to him. 15: The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes, And whoso is hearkening to counsel [is] wise. 16: The fool -- in a day is his anger known, And the prudent is covering shame. 17: Whoso uttereth faithfulness declareth righteousness, And a false witness -- deceit. 18: A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, And the tongue of the wise is healing. 19: The lip of truth is established for ever, And for a moment -- a tongue of falsehood. 20: Deceit [is] in the heart of those devising evil, And to those counselling peace [is] joy. 21: No iniquity is desired by the righteous, And the wicked have been full of evil. 22: An abomination to Jehovah [are] lying lips, And stedfast doers [are] his delight. 23: A prudent man is concealing knowledge, And the heart of fools proclaimeth folly. 24: The hand of the diligent ruleth, And slothfulness becometh tributary. 25: Sorrow in the heart of a man boweth down, And a good word maketh him glad. 26: The righteous searcheth his companion, And the way of the wicked causeth them to err. 27: The slothful roasteth not his hunting, And the wealth of a diligent man is precious. 28: In the path of righteousness [is] life, And in the way of [that] path [is] no death!