Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it
down with her hands.
2He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the
Lord: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall
4Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but
much increase is by the strength of the ox.
5A faithful witness
will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.
6A scorner seeketh
wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him
7Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou
perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
8The wisdom of the
prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is
9Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there
10The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger
doth not intermeddle with his joy.
11The house of the wicked shall be
overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the
ways of death.
13Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of
that mirth is heaviness.
14The backslider in heart shall be
filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from
15The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man
looketh well to his going.
16A wise man feareth, and departeth
from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
17He that is
soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.
simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath
21He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath
mercy on the poor, happy is he.
22Do they not err that devise
evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.
all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to
24The crown of the wise is their riches: but the
foolishness of fools is folly.
25A true witness delivereth souls:
but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.
26In the fear of the Lord
is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
27The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the
snares of death.
28In the multitude of people is the king’s
honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.
29He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but
he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
30A sound heart
is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
31He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that
honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
32The wicked is driven away in his
wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.
33Wisdom resteth in
the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the
midst of fools is made known.
34Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin
is a reproach to any people.
35The king’s favour is
toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth