1: The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
2: Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death.
3: Yahweh will not allow the soul of the righteous to go hungry, but he thrusts away the desire of the wicked.
4: He becomes poor who works with a lazy hand, but the hand of the diligent brings wealth.
5: He who gathers in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during the harvest is a son who causes shame.
6: Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
7: The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot.
8: The wise in heart accept commandments, but a chattering fool will fall.
9: He who walks blamelessly walks surely, but he who perverts his ways will be found out.
10: One winking with the eye causes sorrow, but a chattering fool will fall.
11: The mouth of the righteous is a spring of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
12: Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all wrongs.
13: Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has discernment, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding.
14: Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.
15: The rich man's wealth is his strong city. The destruction of the poor is their poverty.
16: The labor of the righteous leads to life. The increase of the wicked leads to sin.
17: He is in the way of life who heeds correction, but he who forsakes reproof leads others astray.
18: He who hides hatred has lying lips. He who utters a slander is a fool.
19: In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience, but he who restrains his lips does wisely.
20: The tongue of the righteous is like choice silver. The heart of the wicked is of little worth.
21: The lips of the righteous feed many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.
22: Yahweh's blessing brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.
23: It is a fool's pleasure to do wickedness, but wisdom is a man of understanding's pleasure.
24: What the wicked fear, will overtake them, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.
25: When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more; but the righteous stand firm forever.
26: As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.
27: The fear of Yahweh prolongs days, but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
28: The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hope of the wicked will perish.
29: The way of Yahweh is a stronghold to the upright, but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.
30: The righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not dwell in the land.
31: The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off.
32: The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked is perverse.