1: A wise son listens to his father's instruction, but a scoffer doesn't listen to rebuke. 2: By the fruit of his lips, a man enjoys good things; but the unfaithful crave violence. 3: He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. 4: The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied. 5: A righteous man hates lies, but a wicked man brings shame and disgrace. 6: Righteousness guards the way of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner. 7: There are some who pretend to be rich, yet have nothing. There are some who pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth. 8: The ransom of a man's life is his riches, but the poor hear no threats. 9: The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out. 10: Pride only breeds quarrels, but with ones who take advice is wisdom. 11: Wealth gained dishonestly dwindles away, but he who gathers by hand makes it grow. 12: Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life. 13: Whoever despises instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command will be rewarded. 14: The teaching of the wise is a spring of life, to turn from the snares of death. 15: Good understanding wins favor; but the way of the unfaithful is hard. 16: Every prudent man acts from knowledge, but a fool exposes folly. 17: A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy gains healing. 18: Poverty and shame come to him who refuses discipline, but he who heeds correction shall be honored. 19: Longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil. 20: One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. 21: Misfortune pursues sinners, but prosperity rewards the righteous. 22: A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored for the righteous. 23: An abundance of food is in poor people's fields, but injustice sweeps it away. 24: One who spares the rod hates his son, but one who loves him is careful to discipline him. 25: The righteous one eats to the satisfying of his soul, but the belly of the wicked goes hungry.