1The truly wise woman has built up her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
2The one walking in his uprightness is fearing Jehovah, but the one crooked in his ways is despising Him.
3The rod of haughtiness is in the mouth of the foolish one, but the very lips of the wise ones will guard them.
4Where there are no cattle the manger is clean, but the crop is abundant because of the power of a bull.
5A faithful witness is one that will not lie, but a false witness launches forth mere lies.
6The ridiculer has sought to find wisdom, and there is none; but to the understanding one knowledge is an easy thing.
7Go away from in front of the stupid man, for you will certainly not take note of the lips of knowledge.
8The wisdom of the shrewd is to understand his way, but the foolishness of stupid ones is deception.
9Foolish are those who make a derision of guilt, but among the upright ones there is agreement.
10The heart is aware of the bitterness of one’s soul, and with its rejoicing no stranger will intermeddle.
11The house of wicked people will be annihilated, but the tent of the upright ones will flourish.
12There exists a way that is upright before a man, but the ways of death are the end of it afterward.
13Even in laughter the heart may be in pain; and grief is what rejoicing ends up in.
14The one faithless at heart will be satisfied with the results of his own ways, but the good man with the results of his dealings.
15Anyone inexperienced puts faith in every word, but the shrewd one considers his steps.
16The wise one fears and is turning away from badness, but the stupid is becoming furious and self‐confident.
17He that is quick to anger will commit foolishness, but the man of thinking abilities is hated.
18The inexperienced ones will certainly take possession of foolishness, but the shrewd ones will bear knowledge as a headdress.
19Bad people will have to bow down before the good ones, and the wicked people at the gates of the righteous one.
20Even to his fellowman one who is of little means is an object of hatred, but many are the friends of the rich person.
21The one despising his own fellowman is sinning, but happy is he who is showing favor to the afflicted ones.
22Will not those devising mischief go wandering about? But there are loving‐kindness and trueness as regards those devising good.
23By every kind of toil there comes to be an advantage, but merely the word of the lips [tends] to want.
24The crown of the wise is their riches; the foolishness of the stupid ones is foolishness.
25A true witness is delivering souls, but a deceitful one launches forth mere lies.
26In the fear of Jehovah there is strong confidence, and for his sons there will come to be a refuge.
27The fear of Jehovah is a well of life, to turn away from the snares of death.
28In the multitude of people there is an adornment of a king, but in the lack of population is the ruin of a high official.
29He that is slow to anger is abundant in discernment, but one that is impatient is exalting foolishness.
30A calm heart is the life of the fleshly organism, but jealousy is rottenness to the bones.
31He that is defrauding the lowly one has reproached his Maker, but the one showing favor to the poor one is glorifying Him.
32Because of his badness the wicked will be pushed down, but the righteous will be finding refuge in his integrity.
33In the heart of the understanding one there rests wisdom, and in the midst of stupid ones it becomes known.
34Righteousness is what exalts a nation, but sin is something disgraceful to national groups.
35The pleasure of a king is in the servant who is acting with insight, but his fury comes to be toward one acting shamefully.