1A wise son responds to his father’s discipline,
but a mocker doesn’t listen to rebuke.
2From the words of his mouth,
a man will enjoy good things, #Pr 12:14
but treacherous people have an appetite for violence. #Pr 1:10-1218:20-21Is 32:6-8
3The one who guards his mouth protects his life; #Pr 18:21|NoBook| 21:23Jms 3:2
the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin. #Pr 10:14|NoBook| 12:13|NoBook| 18:7
4The slacker craves, yet has nothing,
but the diligent is fully satisfied. #Pr 10:4|NoBook| 12:24|NoBook| 19:15
5The righteous hate lying,
but the wicked act disgustingly and disgracefully.
6Righteousness guards people of integrity, # Lit guards integrity of way
but wickedness undermines the sinner. #Pr 10:29|NoBook| 11:3
7One man pretends to be rich but has nothing; #Pr 11:24Lk 12:20-211Tm 6:17-19Rv 3:17-18
another pretends to be poor but has great wealth. #Lk 12:332Co 6:10Jms 2:5
8Riches are a ransom for a man’s life, #Jb 2:4Pr 10:15
but a poor man hears no threat.
9The light of the righteous shines brightly, #Pr 4:18
but the lamp of the wicked is put out. #Jb 18:5-6Pr 20:20|NoBook| 24:20
10Arrogance leads to nothing but strife, #Pr 17:19
but wisdom is gained by those who take advice.
11Wealth obtained by fraud will dwindle, #Pr 10:2|NoBook| 20:21|NoBook| 23:5
but whoever earns it through labor # Lit whoever gathers upon his hand will multiply it. #Pr 10:421:5-6
12Delayed hope makes the heart sick,
but fulfilled desire is a tree of life. #Pr 11:30|NoBook| 15:4
13The one who has contempt for instruction will pay the penalty, #Nm 15:312Ch 36:16
but the one who respects a command will be rewarded. #Pr 3:1-2|NoBook| 4:4|NoBook| 6:23
14A wise man’s instruction is a fountain of life, #Pr 10:11|NoBook| 14:27
turning people away from the snares of death. #Ps 18:5|NoBook| 116:3
15Good sense wins favor, #Pr 3:4
but the way of the treacherous never changes. # LXX, Syr, Tg read treacherous will perish
16Every sensible person acts knowledgeably,
but a fool displays his stupidity. #Pr 12:23|NoBook| 15:2Ec 10:3
17A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
but a trustworthy courier brings healing. #Pr 25:13
18Poverty and disgrace come to those
who ignore discipline,
but the one who accepts correction will be honored. #Pr 5:12-14|NoBook| 12:115:31-33
19Desire fulfilled is sweet to the taste,
but to turn from evil #Pr 16:22|NoBook| 29:27
is an abomination to fools.
20The one who walks with the wise will become wise,
but a companion of fools will suffer harm.
21Disaster pursues sinners,
but good rewards the righteous. #Ps 32:10Pr 11:31|NoBook| 13:13
22A good man leaves an inheritance to his # Or inheritance: his grandchildren,
but the sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous. #Jb 27:13-17Pr 28:8Ec 2:26
23The uncultivated field of the poor yields abundant food,
but without justice, it is swept away.
24The one who will not use the rod hates his son, #Pr 19:18|NoBook| 22:1523:13-14|NoBook| 29:15
but the one who loves him disciplines him diligently. #Dt 8:5Pr 3:12Heb 12:5-7
25A righteous man eats until he is satisfied,
but the stomach of the wicked is empty. #Pr 10:3