1 ¶ Every wise woman
buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
2 ¶ He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
3 ¶ In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
4 ¶ Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
5 ¶ A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.
6 ¶ A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
7 ¶ Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
8 ¶ The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
9 ¶ Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
10 ¶ The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
11 ¶ The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
12 ¶ There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
13 ¶ Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
14 ¶ The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
15 ¶ The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
16 ¶ A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
17 ¶ He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.
18 ¶ The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 ¶ The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20 ¶ The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.
21 ¶ He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
22 ¶ Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.
23 ¶ In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
24 ¶ The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.
25 ¶ A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.
26 ¶ In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
28 ¶ In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.
29 ¶ He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
30 ¶ A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
31 ¶ He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
32 ¶ The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.
33 ¶ Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.
34 ¶ Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
35 ¶ The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.
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