1Proverbs of Shelomoh: A wise son makes a father rejoice, But a foolish son is his mother’s sorrow.
2Treasures of wrongness are of no value, But righteousness delivers from death.
3יהוה does not let the being of the righteous go hungry, But He thrusts away the desire of the wrong.
4Poor is he who works with a lazy hand, But the hand of the hard worker makes rich.
5He who gathers in summer is a wise son, He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.
6Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But violence covers the mouth of the wrong.
7The remembrance of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wrong ones rot.
8The wise in heart accepts commands,#See Hosea 14:9 But one with foolish lips falls.
9He who walks in integrity walks safely, But he who perverts his ways becomes known.
10He who winks with the eye causes sorrow, And one with foolish lips falls.
11The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, But violence covers the mouth of the wrong.
12Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.
13Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks heart.
14The wise treasure up knowledge, But the mouth of a fool is near ruin.
15The rich man’s wealth is his strong city; The ruin of the poor is their poverty.
16The wage of the righteous is for life, The increase of the wrong is for sin.
17He who heeds discipline is in the way of life, But he who refuses reproof goes astray.
18He who hides hatred has lying lips, And he who sends out a slander is a fool.
19When words are many, Transgression is not absent, But he who restrains his lips is wise.
20The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; The heart of the wrong is of little value.
21The lips of the righteous shepherd many, But fools die for lack of heart.
22The blessing of יהוה makes one rich, And He adds no pain with it.
23To work out wicked schemes Is like sport to a fool, But wisdom is for a man of understanding.
24What the wrong one fears comes upon him, But the desire of the righteous is granted.
25As the whirlwind passes by, The wrong one is no more, But the righteous has an everlasting foundation.
26As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him.
27The fear of יהוה prolongs days, But the years of the wrong ones are shortened.
28The righteous look forward to joy, But the expectancy of the wrong ones perish.
29The way of יהוה is a stronghold for the perfect, But ruin to the workers of wickedness.
30The righteous is never shaken, While the wrong shall not dwell in the earth.
31The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, But the tongue of perverseness is cut out.
32The lips of the righteous know what is pleasing, But the mouth of the wrong speaks perverseness.