1A son is wise where there is a father’s discipline, but the ridiculer is one that has not heard rebuke.
2From the fruitage of his mouth a man will eat good, but the very soul of those dealing treacherously is violence.
3The one guarding his mouth is keeping his soul. The one opening wide his lips—he will have ruin.
4The lazy one is showing himself desirous, but his soul [has] nothing. However, the very soul of the diligent ones will be made fat.
5A false word is what the righteous hates, but the wicked ones act shamefully and cause disgrace for themselves.
6Righteousness itself safeguards the one who is harmless in his way, but wickedness is what subverts the sinner.
7There exists the one that is pretending to be rich and yet he has nothing at all; there is the one that is pretending to be of little means and yet [he has] many valuable things.
8The ransom for a man’s soul is his riches, but the one of little means has not heard rebuke.
9The very light of the righteous ones will rejoice; but the lamp of the wicked ones—it will be extinguished.
10By presumptuousness one only causes a struggle, but with those consulting together there is wisdom.
11Valuable things resulting from vanity become fewer, but the one collecting by the hand is the one that makes increase.
12Expectation postponed is making the heart sick, but the thing desired is a tree of life when it does come.
13He that has despised the word, from him a [debtor’s] pledge will be seized; but the one fearing the commandment is the one that will be rewarded.
14The law of the wise one is a source of life, to turn one away from the snares of death.
15Good insight itself gives favor, but the way of those dealing treacherously is rugged.
16Everyone shrewd will act with knowledge, but the one that is stupid will spread abroad foolishness.
17A messenger that is wicked will fall into bad, but a faithful envoy is a healing.
18The one neglecting discipline [comes to] poverty and dishonor, but the one keeping a reproof is the one that is glorified.
19Desire when realized is pleasurable to the soul; but it is something detestable to the stupid ones to turn away from bad.
20He that is walking with wise persons will become wise, but he that is having dealings with the stupid ones will fare badly.
21Sinners are the ones whom calamity pursues, but the righteous are the ones whom good rewards.
22One who is good will leave an inheritance to sons of sons, and the wealth of the sinner is something treasured up for the righteous one.
23Plowed ground of persons of little means [yields] a great deal of food, but there exists the one that is swept away for lack of judgment.
24The one holding back his rod is hating his son, but the one loving him is he that does look for him with discipline.
25The righteous is eating to the satisfaction of his soul, but the belly of the wicked ones will be empty.