hoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth
reproof is brutish.
. .2 A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of
devices will he condemn.
. .3 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of
the righteous shall not be moved.
. .4 A virtuous wife is a crown to her husband: but she that
maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
. .5 The thoughts of the righteous are just: but the counsels of
the wicked are deceit.
. .6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood: but the
mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
. .7 The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the
righteous shall stand.
. .8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that
is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
. .9 He that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant, is better than he
that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.
. .10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the
tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
. .11 He that tilleth his land shall have fullness of bread: but he
that followeth vain things is void of understanding.
. .12 The wicked desireth the spoil of evil men: but the root of the
righteous yieldeth fruit.
. .13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the
just shall escape out of trouble.
. .14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth:
and the work of a man's hands shall be rendered unto
. .15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that
hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
. .16 A fool's vexation is presently known: but a prudent man covereth
. .17 He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a
false witness uttereth deceit.
. .18 There is that speaketh rashly like the piercings of a sword: but the
tongue of the wise bringeth healing.
. .19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying
tongue is but for a moment.
. .20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but the
counsellors of peace know joy.
. .21 There shall no evil happen to the righteous: but the wicked shall
be filled with mischief.
. .22 Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD: but
they that deal
truly are his delight.
. .23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools
. .24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful
shall be under servitude.
. .25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word
maketh it glad.
. .26 The righteous is a guide to his neighbour: but the
way of the wicked seduceth them.
. .27 The slothful man catcheth not his prey:
but the diligent man shall find precious wealth.
. .28 In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway
thereof there is no death.