1A wise son accepts his father’s discipline, But a scoffer shall not listen to rebuke.
2From the fruit of the mouth a man eats the good, But the desire of the treacherous is for violence.
3He who watches over his mouth guards his being, But he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
4The being of the lazy one craves, but has not; While the being of the hard workers are enriched.
5A righteous one hates a lying word, But a wrong man is loathsome and comes to shame.
6Righteousness watches over him who is perfect in the way, But wrongness overthrows the sinner.
7There is one who makes himself rich, Yet has none at all. And one who makes himself poor, Yet has great riches.
8The ransom of a man’s life is his riches, But the poor does not hear rebuke.
9But the lamp of the wrong is put out.
10By pride comes only strife, But wisdom is with those who take advice.
11Wealth from vanity diminishes, But he who gathers by hand increases.
12Expectancy drawn out makes the heart sick, But a longing come true is a tree of life.
13He who despises the Word#“Word” and “command” are used as synonyms. is destroyed, But he who fears the command#“Word” and “command” are used as synonyms. is rewarded.
14The Torah of the wise is a fountain of life, Turning one away from the snares of death.
15Good understanding gains favour, But the way of the treacherous is hard.
16Every one with insight acts with knowledge, But a fool spreads folly.
17A messenger that is wrong falls into evil, But a trustworthy envoy is a healing.
18Poverty and shame are for him Who ignores discipline, But he who heeds reproof is esteemed.
19A desire accomplished is sweet to the being, But to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.
20He who walks with the wise, shall be wise, But the companion of fools suffers evil.
21Evil pursues sinners, But good is repaid to the righteous.
22A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
23Much food is in the tillable ground of the poor, But lack of right-ruling sweeps it away.
24He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him, seeks him with discipline.
25The righteous eats to the satisfying of his being, But the stomach of the wrong is lacking.