1: A wise son -- the instruction of a father, And a scorner -- he hath not heard rebuke. 2: From the fruit of the mouth a man eateth good, And the soul of the treacherous -- violence. 3: Whoso is keeping his mouth, is keeping his soul, Whoso is opening wide his lips -- ruin to him! 4: The soul of the slothful is desiring, and hath not. And the soul of the diligent is made fat. 5: A false word the righteous hateth, And the wicked causeth abhorrence, and is confounded. 6: Righteousness keepeth him who is perfect in the way, And wickedness overthroweth a sin offering. 7: There is who is making himself rich, and hath nothing, Who is making himself poor, and wealth [is] abundant. 8: The ransom of a man's life [are] his riches, And the poor hath not heard rebuke. 9: The light of the righteous rejoiceth, And the lamp of the wicked is extinguished. 10: A vain man through pride causeth debate, And with the counselled [is] wisdom. 11: Wealth from vanity becometh little, And whoso is gathering by the hand becometh great. 12: Hope prolonged is making the heart sick, And a tree of life [is] the coming desire. 13: Whoso is despising the Word is destroyed for it, And whoso is fearing the Command is repayed. 14: The law of the wise [is] a fountain of life, To turn aside from snares of death. 15: Good understanding giveth grace, And the way of the treacherous [is] hard. 16: Every prudent one dealeth with knowledge, And a fool spreadeth out folly. 17: A wicked messenger falleth into evil, And a faithful ambassador is healing. 18: Whoso is refusing instruction -- poverty and shame, And whoso is observing reproof is honoured. 19: A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, And an abomination to fools [is]: Turn from evil. 20: Whoso is walking with wise men is wise, And a companion of fools suffereth evil. 21: Evil pursueth sinners, And good recompenseth the righteous. 22: A good man causeth sons' sons to inherit, And laid up for the righteous [is] the sinner's wealth. 23: Abundance of food -- the tillage of the poor, And substance is consumed without judgment. 24: Whoso is sparing his rod is hating his son, And whoso is loving him hath hastened him chastisement. 25: The righteous is eating to the satiety of his soul, And the belly of the wicked lacketh!