1Proverbs of Sol′o‧mon.
A wise son is the one that makes a father rejoice, and a stupid son is the grief of his mother.2The treasures of the wicked one will be of no benefit, but righteousness is what will deliver from death.3Jehovah will not cause the soul of the righteous one to go hungry, but the craving of the wicked ones he will push away.
4The one working with a slack hand will be of little means, but the hand of the diligent one is what will make one rich.
5The son acting with insight is gathering during the summertime; the son acting shamefully is fast asleep during the harvest.
6Blessings are for the head of the righteous one, but as regards the mouth of the wicked ones, it covers up violence.7The remembrance of the righteous one is due for a blessing, but the very name of the wicked ones will rot.
8The one wise in heart will accept commandments, but the one foolish with his lips will be trodden down.
9He that is walking in integrity will walk in security, but he that is making his ways crooked will make himself known.
10The one winking his eye will give pain, and the one foolish with his lips will be trodden down.11The mouth of the righteous one is a source of life; but as regards the mouth of the wicked ones, it covers up violence.
12Hatred is what stirs up contentions, but love covers over even all transgressions.
13On the lips of the understanding person wisdom is found, but the rod is for the back of one in want of heart.
14The wise are the ones that treasure up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish one is near to ruin itself.
15The valuable things of a rich man are his strong town. The ruin of the lowly ones is their poverty.
16The activity of the righteous one results in life; the produce of the wicked one results in sin.
17He that is holding to discipline is a path to life, but he that is leaving reproof is causing to wander.
18Where there is one covering over hatred there are lips of falsehood, and the one bringing forth a bad report is stupid.
19In the abundance of words there does not fail to be transgression, but the one keeping his lips in check is acting discreetly.
20The tongue of the righteous one is choice silver; the heart of the wicked one is worth little.
21The very lips of the righteous one keep pasturing many, but for want of heart the foolish themselves keep dying.
22The blessing of Jehovah—that is what makes rich, and he adds no pain with it.
23To the stupid one the carrying on of loose conduct is like sport, but wisdom is for the man of discernment.
24The thing frightful to the wicked one—that is what will come to him; but the desire of the righteous ones will be granted.25As when the storm wind passes over, so the wicked one is no more; but the righteous one is a foundation to time indefinite.
26As vinegar to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes, so the lazy man is to those sending him forth.
27The very fear of Jehovah will add days, but the years themselves of the wicked ones will be cut short.
28The expectation of the righteous ones is a rejoicing, but the very hope of the wicked ones will perish.
29The way of Jehovah is a stronghold for the blameless one, but ruin is for the practicers of what is hurtful.
30As for the righteous one, to time indefinite he will not be caused to stagger; but as for the wicked ones, they will not keep residing on the earth.
31The mouth of the righteous one—it bears the fruit of wisdom, but the tongue of perverseness will be cut off.
32The lips of the righteous one—they come to know goodwill, but the mouth of the wicked ones is perverseness.