Poor is one who works with a lazy hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely, But
he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.
Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
The mentioning of the righteous is a blessing, But the name of the wicked will rot.
The wise of heart will receive commands, But a babbling fool will come to ruin.
One who walks in integrity walks securely, But one who perverts his ways will be found out.
He who winks the eye causes trouble, And a babbling fool will come to ruin.
The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all offenses.
On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who has no sense.
Wise people store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
The rich person’s wealth is his fortress, The ruin of the poor is their poverty.
The wages of the righteous is life, The income of the wicked, punishment.
One who is on
the path of life follows instruction, But one who ignores a rebuke goes astray.
One who conceals hatred has
lying lips, And one who spreads slander is a fool.
When there are many words, wrongdoing is unavoidable, But one who restrains his lips is wise.
The tongue of the righteous is like
choice silver, The heart of the wicked is worth
The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of understanding.
It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it.
Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And so is
wisdom to a person of understanding.