A wise son -- the instruction of a father, And a scorner --
he hath not heard rebuke.
From the fruit of the mouth a man eateth good, And the soul
of the treacherous -- violence.
Whoso is keeping his mouth, is keeping his soul, Whoso is
opening wide his lips -- ruin to him!
The soul of the slothful is desiring, and hath not. And the
soul of the diligent is made fat.
A false word the righteous hateth, And the wicked causeth
abhorrence, and is confounded.
Righteousness keepeth him who is perfect in the way, And
wickedness overthroweth a sin offering.
There is who is making himself rich, and hath nothing, Who
is making himself poor, and wealth is abundant.
The ransom of a man's life are his riches, And the
poor hath not heard rebuke.
The light of the righteous rejoiceth, And the lamp of the
wicked is extinguished.
A vain man through pride causeth debate, And with the
counselled is wisdom.
Wealth from vanity becometh little, And whoso is gathering
by the hand becometh great.
Hope prolonged is making the heart sick, And a tree of life is
the coming desire.
Whoso is despising the Word is destroyed for it, And whoso
is fearing the Command is repayed.
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn
aside from snares of death.
Good understanding giveth grace, And the way of the
treacherous is hard.
Every prudent one dealeth with knowledge, And a fool
spreadeth out folly.
A wicked messenger falleth into evil, And a faithful
ambassador is healing.
Whoso is refusing instruction -- poverty and shame, And
whoso is observing reproof is honoured.
A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, And an
abomination to fools is: Turn from evil.
Whoso is walking with wise men is wise, And a companion of
fools suffereth evil.
Evil pursueth sinners, And good recompenseth the righteous.
A good man causeth sons' sons to inherit, And laid up for
the righteous is the sinner's wealth.
Abundance of food -- the tillage of the poor, And substance
is consumed without judgment.
Whoso is sparing his rod is hating his son, And whoso is
loving him hath hastened him chastisement.
The righteous is eating to the satiety of his soul, And the
belly of the wicked lacketh!