1: Whoever loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. 2: A good man shall obtain favor from Yahweh, but he will condemn a man of wicked devices. 3: A man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4: A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, but a disgraceful wife is as rottenness in his bones. 5: The thoughts of the righteous are just, but the advice of the wicked is deceitful. 6: The words of the wicked are about lying in wait for blood, but the speech of the upright rescues them. 7: The wicked are overthrown, and are no more, but the house of the righteous shall stand. 8: A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he who has a warped mind shall be despised. 9: Better is he who is lightly esteemed, and has a servant, than he who honors himself, and lacks bread. 10: A righteous man respects the life of his animal, but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. 11: He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, but he who chases fantasies is void of understanding. 12: The wicked desires the plunder of evil men, but the root of the righteous flourishes. 13: An evil man is trapped by sinfulness of lips, but the righteous shall come out of trouble. 14: A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth. The work of a man's hands shall be rewarded to him. 15: The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise listens to counsel. 16: A fool shows his annoyance the same day, but one who overlooks an insult is prudent. 17: He who is truthful testifies honestly, but a false witness lies. 18: There is one who speaks rashly like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals. 19: Truth's lips will be established forever, but a lying tongue is only momentary. 20: Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil, but joy comes to the promoters of peace. 21: No mischief shall happen to the righteous, but the wicked shall be filled with evil. 22: Lying lips are an abomination to Yahweh, but those who do the truth are his delight. 23: A prudent man keeps his knowledge, but the hearts of fools proclaim foolishness. 24: The hands of the diligent ones shall rule, but laziness ends in slave labor. 25: Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down, but a kind word makes it glad. 26: A righteous person is cautious in friendship, but the way of the wicked leads them astray. 27: The slothful man doesn't roast his game, but the possessions of diligent men are prized. 28: In the way of righteousness is life; in its path there is no death.