1An answer, when mild, turns away rage, but a word causing pain makes anger to come up.
2The tongue of wise ones does good with knowledge, but the mouth of the stupid ones bubbles forth with foolishness.
3The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, keeping watch upon the bad ones and the good ones.
4The calmness of the tongue is a tree of life, but distortion in it means a breaking down in the spirit.
5Anyone foolish disrespects the discipline of his father, but anyone regarding reproof is shrewd.
6In the house of the righteous one there is an abundant store, but in the produce of the wicked one there is a becoming ostracized.
7The lips of the wise ones keep scattering knowledge about, but the heart of the stupid ones is not like that.
8The sacrifice of the wicked ones is something detestable to Jehovah, but the prayer of the upright ones is a pleasure to him.
9The way of the wicked one is something detestable to Jehovah, but the one pursuing righteousness he loves.
10Discipline is bad to the one leaving the path; anyone hating reproof will die.
11She′ol and [the place of] destruction are in front of Jehovah. How much more so the hearts of the sons of mankind!
12The ridiculer does not love the one reproving him. To the wise ones he will not go.
13A joyful heart has a good effect on the countenance, but because of the pain of the heart there is a stricken spirit.
14The understanding heart is one that searches for knowledge, but the mouth of stupid people is one that aspires to foolishness.
15All the days of the afflicted one are bad; but the one that is good at heart [has] a feast constantly.
16Better is a little in the fear of Jehovah than an abundant supply and confusion along with it.
17Better is a dish of vegetables where there is love than a manger‐fed bull and hatred along with it.
18An enraged man stirs up contention, but one that is slow to anger quiets down quarreling.
19The way of the lazy one is like a brier hedge, but the path of the upright ones is a way cast up.
20A wise son is the one that makes a father rejoice, but a stupid man is despising his mother.
21Foolishness is a rejoicing to one who is in want of heart, but the man of discernment is one who goes straight ahead.
22There is a frustrating of plans where there is no confidential talk, but in the multitude of counselors there is accomplishment.
23A man has rejoicing in the answer of his mouth, and a word at its right time is O how good!
24The path of life is upward to one acting with insight, in order to turn away from She′ol down below.
25The house of the self‐exalted ones Jehovah will tear down, but he will fix the boundary of the widow.
26The schemes of the bad one are something detestable to Jehovah, but pleasant sayings are clean.
27The one making unjust profit is bringing ostracism upon his own house, but the hater of gifts is the one that will keep living.
28The heart of the righteous one meditates so as to answer, but the mouth of the wicked ones bubbles forth with bad things.
29Jehovah is far away from the wicked ones, but the prayer of the righteous ones he hears.
30The brightness of the eyes makes the heart rejoice; a report that is good makes the bones fat.
31The ear that is listening to the reproof of life lodges right in among wise people.
32Anyone shunning discipline is rejecting his own soul, but the one listening to reproof is acquiring heart.
33The fear of Jehovah is a discipline toward wisdom, and before glory there is humility.