15:1A soft answer turneth away fury; but a grievous word stirreth up anger.
15:2The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright; but the mouth of the foolish poureth out folly.
15:3The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
15:5A fool despiseth his father's instruction; but he that regardeth reproof becometh prudent.
15:6In the house of a righteous man is much treasure; but in the revenue of a wicked man is disturbance.
15:7The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, but not so the heart of the foolish.
15:8The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
15:9The way of a wicked man is an abomination to Jehovah; but him that pursueth righteousness he loveth.
15:10Grievous correction is for him that forsaketh the path; he that hateth reproof shall die.
15:11Sheol and destruction are before Jehovah; how much more then the hearts of the children of men!
15:12A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him; he will not go unto the wise.
15:13A joyful heart maketh a cheerful countenance; but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.
15:14The heart of an intelligent man seeketh knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish feedeth on folly.
15:15All the days of the afflicted are evil; but a cheerful heart is a continual feast.
15:16Better is little with the fear of Jehovah than great store and disquietude therewith.
15:17Better is a meal of herbs where love is, than a fatted ox and hatred therewith.
15:18A furious man stirreth up contention; but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
15:19The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns; but the path of the upright is made plain.
15:20A wise son maketh a glad father; but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
15:22Without counsel purposes are disappointed; but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
15:23A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth; and a word in its season, how good is it!
15:24The path of life is upwards for the wise, that he may depart from Sheol beneath.
15:25Jehovah plucketh up the house of the proud; but he establisheth the boundary of the widow.
15:26The thoughts of the evil man are an abomination to Jehovah; but pure words are pleasant.
15:27He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
15:28The heart of a righteous man studieth to answer; but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
15:29Jehovah is far from the wicked; but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
15:30That which enlighteneth the eyes rejoiceth the heart; good tidings make the bones fat.
15:31The ear that heareth the reproof of life shall abide among the wise.
15:32He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul; but he that heareth reproof getteth sense.
15:33The fear of Jehovah is the discipline of wisdom, and before honour goeth humility.
16:1The purposes of the heart are of man, but the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah.
16:2All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but Jehovah weigheth the spirits.
16:4Jehovah hath wrought everything on his own account, yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
16:5Every proud heart is an abomination to Jehovah: hand for hand, he shall not be held innocent.
16:6By loving-kindness and truth iniquity is atoned for; and by the fear of Jehovah men depart from evil.
16:7When a man's ways please Jehovah, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
16:8Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues without right.
16:9The heart of man deviseth his way, but Jehovah directeth his steps.
16:10An oracle is on the lips of the king: his mouth will not err in judgment.
16:11The just balance and scales are Jehovah's; all the weights of the bag are his work.
16:12It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; for the throne is established by righteousness.
16:13Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him that speaketh aright.
16:14The fury of a king is as messengers of death; but a wise man will pacify it.
16:15In the light of the king's countenance is life, and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.
16:16How much better is it to get wisdom than fine gold, and the getting of intelligence to be preferred to silver!
16:17The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that taketh heed to his way keepeth his soul.
16:18Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
16:19Better is it to be of a humble spirit with the meek, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
16:20He that giveth heed to the word shall find good; and whoso confideth in Jehovah, happy is he.
16:21The wise in heart is called intelligent, and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
16:22Wisdom is a fountain of life for him that hath it; but the instruction of fools is folly.
16:23The heart of the wise maketh his mouth intelligent, and upon his lips increaseth learning.
16:24Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health for the bones.
16:25There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof is the ways of death.
16:26The appetite of the labourer laboureth for him, for his mouth urgeth him on.
16:27A man of Belial diggeth up evil, and on his lips there is as a scorching fire.
16:29A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into a way that is not good.
16:30He that shutteth his eyes, it is to devise froward things; biting his lips, he bringeth evil to pass.
16:31The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it is found in the way of righteousness.
16:32He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
16:33The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole decision is of Jehovah.
17:1Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than a house full of feasting with strife.
17:2A wise servant shall rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part in the inheritance among the brethren.
17:3The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; but Jehovah trieth the hearts.
17:4The evil-doer giveth heed to iniquitous lips; the liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.
17:5Whoso mocketh a poor man reproacheth his Maker; he that is glad at calamity shall not be held innocent.
17:6Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
17:8A gift is a precious stone in the eyes of the possessor: whithersoever it turneth it prospereth.
17:9He that covereth transgression seeketh love; but he that bringeth a matter up again separateth very friends.
17:10A reproof entereth more deeply into him that hath understanding than a hundred stripes into a fool.
17:11An evil man seeketh only rebellion; but a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
17:12Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man rather than a fool in his folly.
17:13Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
17:14The beginning of contention is as when one letteth out water; therefore leave off strife before it become vehement.
17:16To what purpose is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no sense?
17:17The friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
17:19He loveth transgression that loveth a quarrel; he that maketh high his gate seeketh destruction.
17:20He that hath a perverse heart findeth no good; and he that shifteth about with his tongue falleth into evil.
17:21He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow, and the father of a vile man hath no joy.
17:22A joyful heart promoteth healing; but a broken spirit drieth up the bones.
17:23A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom, to pervert the paths of judgment.
17:24Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
17:25A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him.
17:26To punish a righteous man is not good, nor to strike nobles because of their uprightness.
17:27He that hath knowledge spareth his words; and a man of understanding is of a cool spirit.
17:28Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is reckoned wise, and he that shutteth his lips, intelligent.
18:1He that separateth himself seeketh his pleasure, he is vehement against all sound wisdom.
18:2A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may reveal itself.
18:3When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
18:4The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, and the fountain of wisdom is a gushing brook.
18:5It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to wrong the righteous in judgment.
18:6A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for stripes.
18:7A fool's mouth is destruction to him, and his lips are a snare to his soul.
18:8The words of a talebearer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
18:9He also who is indolent in his work is brother of the destroyer.
18:10The name of Jehovah is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
18:11The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as a high wall in his own imagination.
18:12Before destruction the heart of man is haughty; and before honour goeth humility.
18:13He that giveth answer before he heareth, it is folly and shame unto him.
18:14The spirit of a man sustaineth his infirmity; but a broken spirit who can bear?
18:15The heart of an intelligent man getteth knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
18:16A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
18:17He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
18:18The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.
18:19A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city; and contentions are as the bars of a palace.
18:20A man's belly is satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; with the increase of his lips is he satisfied.
18:21Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
18:22Whoso hath found a wife hath found a good thing, and hath obtained favour from Jehovah.
18:23He that is poor speaketh with supplications, but the rich answereth roughly.