1: A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
2: The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of fools gush out folly.
3: Yahweh's eyes are everywhere, keeping watch on the evil and the good.
4: A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but deceit in it crushes the spirit.
5: A fool despises his father's correction, but he who heeds reproof shows prudence.
6: In the house of the righteous is much treasure, but the income of the wicked brings trouble.
7: The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so with the heart of fools.
8: The sacrifice made by the wicked is an abomination to Yahweh, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
9: The way of the wicked is an abomination to Yahweh, but he loves him who follows after righteousness.
10: There is stern discipline for one who forsakes the way: whoever hates reproof shall die.
11: Sheol and Abaddon are before Yahweh-- how much more then the hearts of the children of men!
12: A scoffer doesn't love to be reproved; he will not go to the wise.
13: A glad heart makes a cheerful face; but an aching heart breaks the spirit.
14: The heart of one who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly.
15: All the days of the afflicted are wretched, but one who has a cheerful heart enjoys a continual feast.
16: Better is little, with the fear of Yahweh, than great treasure with trouble.
17: Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is, than a fattened calf with hatred.
18: A wrathful man stirs up contention, but one who is slow to anger appeases strife.
19: The way of the sluggard is like a thorn patch, but the path of the upright is a highway.
20: A wise son makes a father glad, but a foolish man despises his mother.
21: Folly is joy to one who is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding keeps his way straight.
22: Where there is no counsel, plans fail; but in a multitude of counselors they are established.
23: Joy comes to a man with the reply of his mouth. How good is a word at the right time!
24: The path of life leads upward for the wise, to keep him from going downward to Sheol.
25: Yahweh will uproot the house of the proud, but he will keep the widow's borders intact.
26: Yahweh detests the thoughts of the wicked, but the thoughts of the pure are pleasing.
27: He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes will live.
28: The heart of the righteous weighs answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes out evil.
29: Yahweh is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
30: The light of the eyes rejoices the heart. Good news gives health to the bones.
31: The ear that listens to reproof lives, and will be at home among the wise.
32: He who refuses correction despises his own soul, but he who listens to reproof gets understanding.
33: The fear of Yahweh teaches wisdom. Before honor is humility.