12:1Whoso is loving instruction, is loving knowledge, And whoso is hating reproof is brutish.
12:2The good bringeth forth favour from Jehovah, And the man of wicked devices He condemneth.
12:3A man is not established by wickedness, And the root of the righteous is not moved.
12:4A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, And as rottenness in his bones is one causing shame.
12:5The thoughts of the righteous are justice, The counsels of the wicked -- deceit.
12:6The words of the wicked are: `Lay wait for blood,' And the mouth of the upright delivereth them.
12:7Overthrow the wicked, and they are not, And the house of the righteous standeth.
12:8According to his wisdom is a man praised, And the perverted of heart becometh despised.
12:9Better is the lightly esteemed who hath a servant, Than the self-honoured who lacketh bread.
12:10The righteous knoweth the life of his beast, And the mercies of the wicked are cruel.
12:11Whoso is tilling the ground is satisfied with bread, And whoso is pursuing vanities is lacking heart,
12:12The wicked hath desired the net of evil doers, And the root of the righteous giveth.
12:13In transgression of the lips is the snare of the wicked, And the righteous goeth out from distress.
12:14From the fruit of the mouth is one satisfied with good, And the deed of man's hands returneth to him.
12:15The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, And whoso is hearkening to counsel is wise.
12:16The fool -- in a day is his anger known, And the prudent is covering shame.
12:17Whoso uttereth faithfulness declareth righteousness, And a false witness -- deceit.
12:18A rash speaker is like piercings of a sword, And the tongue of the wise is healing.
12:19The lip of truth is established for ever, And for a moment -- a tongue of falsehood.
12:20Deceit is in the heart of those devising evil, And to those counselling peace is joy.
12:21No iniquity is desired by the righteous, And the wicked have been full of evil.
12:22An abomination to Jehovah are lying lips, And stedfast doers are his delight.
12:23A prudent man is concealing knowledge, And the heart of fools proclaimeth folly.
12:24The hand of the diligent ruleth, And slothfulness becometh tributary.
12:25Sorrow in the heart of a man boweth down, And a good word maketh him glad.
12:26The righteous searcheth his companion, And the way of the wicked causeth them to err.
12:27The slothful roasteth not his hunting, And the wealth of a diligent man is precious.
12:28In the path of righteousness is life, And in the way of that path is no death!
13:1A wise son -- the instruction of a father, And a scorner -- he hath not heard rebuke.
13:2From the fruit of the mouth a man eateth good, And the soul of the treacherous -- violence.
13:3Whoso is keeping his mouth, is keeping his soul, Whoso is opening wide his lips -- ruin to him!
13:4The soul of the slothful is desiring, and hath not. And the soul of the diligent is made fat.
13:5A false word the righteous hateth, And the wicked causeth abhorrence, and is confounded.
13:6Righteousness keepeth him who is perfect in the way, And wickedness overthroweth a sin offering.
13:7There is who is making himself rich, and hath nothing, Who is making himself poor, and wealth is abundant.
13:8The ransom of a man's life are his riches, And the poor hath not heard rebuke.
13:9The light of the righteous rejoiceth, And the lamp of the wicked is extinguished.
13:10A vain man through pride causeth debate, And with the counselled is wisdom.
13:11Wealth from vanity becometh little, And whoso is gathering by the hand becometh great.
13:12Hope prolonged is making the heart sick, And a tree of life is the coming desire.
13:13Whoso is despising the Word is destroyed for it, And whoso is fearing the Command is repayed.
13:14The law of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from snares of death.
13:15Good understanding giveth grace, And the way of the treacherous is hard.
13:16Every prudent one dealeth with knowledge, And a fool spreadeth out folly.
13:17A wicked messenger falleth into evil, And a faithful ambassador is healing.
13:18Whoso is refusing instruction -- poverty and shame, And whoso is observing reproof is honoured.
13:19A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, And an abomination to fools is: Turn from evil.
13:20Whoso is walking with wise men is wise, And a companion of fools suffereth evil.
13:21Evil pursueth sinners, And good recompenseth the righteous.
13:22A good man causeth sons' sons to inherit, And laid up for the righteous is the sinner's wealth.
13:23Abundance of food -- the tillage of the poor, And substance is consumed without judgment.
13:24Whoso is sparing his rod is hating his son, And whoso is loving him hath hastened him chastisement.
13:25The righteous is eating to the satiety of his soul, And the belly of the wicked lacketh!
14:1Every wise woman hath builded her house, And the foolish with her hands breaketh it down.
14:2Whoso is walking in his uprightness is fearing Jehovah, And the perverted in his ways is despising Him.
14:3In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, And the lips of the wise preserve them.
14:4Without oxen a stall is clean, And great is the increase by the power of the ox.
14:5A faithful witness lieth not, And a false witness breatheth out lies.
14:6A scorner hath sought wisdom, and it is not, And knowledge to the intelligent is easy.
14:7Go from before a foolish man, Or thou hast not known the lips of knowledge.
14:8The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, And the folly of fools is deceit.
14:9Fools mock at a guilt-offering, And among the upright -- a pleasing thing.
14:10The heart knoweth its own bitterness, And with its joy a stranger doth not intermeddle.
14:11The house of the wicked is destroyed, And the tent of the upright flourisheth.
14:12There is a way -- right before a man, And its latter end are ways of death.
14:13Even in laughter is the heart pained, And the latter end of joy is affliction.
14:14From his ways is the backslider in heart filled, And a good man -- from his fruits.
14:15The simple giveth credence to everything, And the prudent attendeth to his step.
14:16The wise is fearing and turning from evil, And a fool is transgressing and is confident.
14:17Whoso is short of temper doth folly, And a man of wicked devices is hated.
14:18The simple have inherited folly, And the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
14:19The evil have bowed down before the good, And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
14:20Even of his neighbour is the poor hated, And those loving the rich are many.
14:21Whoso is despising his neighbour sinneth, Whoso is favouring the humble, O his happiness.
14:22Do not they err who are devising evil? And kindness and truth are to those devising good,
14:23In all labour there is advantage, And a thing of the lips is only to want.
14:24The crown of the wise is their wealth, The folly of fools is folly.
14:25A true witness is delivering souls, And a deceitful one breatheth out lies.
14:26In the fear of Jehovah is strong confidence, And to His sons there is a refuge.
14:27The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life, To turn aside from snares of death.
14:28In the multitude of a people is the honour of a king, And in lack of people the ruin of a prince.
14:29Whoso is slow to anger is of great understanding, And whoso is short in temper is exalting folly.
14:30A healed heart is life to the flesh, And rottenness to the bones is envy.
14:31An oppressor of the poor reproacheth his Maker, And whoso is honouring Him Is favouring the needy.
14:32In his wickedness is the wicked driven away, And trustful in his death is the righteous.
14:33In the heart of the intelligent wisdom doth rest. And in the midst of fools it is known.
14:34Righteousness exalteth a nation, And the goodliness of peoples is a sin-offering.
14:35The favour of a king is to a wise servant, And an object of his wrath is one causing shame!