The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.
One who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, But one who is devious in his ways despises Him.
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his
back, But the lips of the wise will protect them.
Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean; But much revenue comes
by the strength of the ox.
A trustworthy witness will not lie, But a false witness declares lies.
A scoffer seeks wisdom and finds
none, But knowledge is easy for one who has understanding.
Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge.
The wisdom of the sensible is to understand his way, But the foolishness of fools is deceit.
Fools mock at sin, But among the upright there is goodwill.
The heart knows its own bitterness, And a stranger does not share its joy.
The house of the wicked will be destroyed, But the tent of the upright will flourish.
There is a way which seems
right to a person, But its end is the way of death.
Even in laughter the heart may be in pain, And the end of joy may be grief.