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.
One with a wayward heart will have his fill of his own ways, But a good person will be satisfied
The naive believes everything, But the sensible person considers his steps.
A wise person is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless.
A quick-tempered person acts foolishly, And a person of evil devices is hated.
The naive inherit foolishness, But the sensible are crowned with knowledge.
The evil will bow down before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
The poor is hated even by his neighbor, But those who love the rich are many.
One who despises his neighbor sins, But one who is gracious to the poor is blessed.
Will they who devise evil not go astray? But kindness and truth will be to
those who devise good.