A righteous person hates a false statement, But a wicked person acts disgustingly and shamefully.
Righteousness guards the one whose way is blameless, But wickedness brings the sinner to ruin.
There is one who pretends to be rich but has nothing; Another
pretends to be poor, but has great wealth.
The ransom of a person’s life is his wealth, But the poor hears no rebuke.
The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked goes out.
Through overconfidence comes nothing but strife, But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.
from nothing dwindles, But one who gathers by labor increases it.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
One who despises the word will do badly, But one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death.
Good understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is their own disaster.