1The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son makes his father glad, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
2Treasures gained by wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness will deliver from death.
3Yahweh does not cause the righteous soul to go hungry, but he will push away what the wicked desire.
4The poor person makes his palm idle, but a diligent hand makes one rich.
5The man who gathers in the summer is an insightful son; the man who is fast asleep at the harvest is a shameful son.
6Blessings are upon the head of a righteous person, but the mouth of the wicked conceals wrongdoing.
7The memory of a righteous person is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
8The wise heart accepts commandments, but the one who is foolish with his lips will come to ruin.
9The one who walks blamelessly walks securely, but the one who perverts his ways will be made known.
10The one winking his eye causes pain, and the one who is foolish with his lips will come to ruin.
11The mouth of a righteous person is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals wrongdoing.
12Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers over all transgressions.
13Wisdom is found upon the lips of the discerning, but a rod will strike the back of the one lacking sense.
14The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of the unreasonable fool brings destruction near.
15The rich person’s wealth is his fortified city; the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
16The wage of the righteous person is life; the revenue of the wicked is sin.
17The one who heeds sound teaching is on the path to life, but the one who ignores reproof goes astray.
18The one hiding his hatred has deceitful lips, and the one spreading slander, he is a fool.
19By an abundance of words transgression will not cease, but the one who restrains his lips is insightful.
20The tongue of a righteous person is as choice silver; the heart of the wicked is worth little.
21The lips of a righteous person will shepherd many people, but fools will die for a lack of sense.
22The blessing from Yahweh is what makes one rich, and he does not combine pain with the blessing.
23Acting indecently is pleasure to a fool, so also is wisdom for a person with discernment.
24The wicked person’s horror will come upon him, but the desire of the righteous will be given to them.
25When the storm passes through, then the wicked person is no more, but the righteous person has a foundation that endures.
26As vinegar is to the teeth and as smoke is to the eyes, so too is the lazy one to those who send him.
27The fear of Yahweh adds to one’s days, but the years of the wicked will be cut short.
28The hope of the righteous is joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.
29The road of Yahweh is a safe place for the blameless person, but it is destruction for those who act wickedly.
30The righteous person will not ever be moved, but the wicked will not live in the land.
31The mouth of a righteous person will bring forth the fruit of wisdom, but the tongue speaking perversions will be cut off.
32The lips of a righteous person know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked knows perversions.