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Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, But he who hates reproof is stupid.
The good obtains favour from YHWH, But the man of wicked devices He declares wrong.
A man is not established by wrongness, But the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
A capable wife is the crown of her husband, But one causing shame is like rottenness in his bones.
The thoughts of the righteous are right-ruling, The counsels of the wrong are deceit.
The words of the wrong are, 'Lie in wait for blood,' But the mouth of the straight delivers them.
The wrong are overthrown, And are no more, But the house of the righteous stands.
A man is praised according to his wisdom, But the perverted of heart becomes despised.
Better to be lightly esteemed and have a servant, Than the highly esteemed who lacks bread.
The righteous regards the life of his beast, But the compassion of the wrong is cruelty.
He who tills his land is satisfied with bread, But he who pursues vanities is lacking heart.
The wrong shall covet the catch of evil-doers, But the root of the righteous yields fruit.
In the transgression of the lips is an evil snare, But the righteous gets out of distress.
From the fruit of his mouth one is filled with good, And the work of a man's hands is given back to him.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But he who listens to advice is wise.
A fool's wrath is known at once, But a clever one covers shame.
He who speaks truth declares righteousness, But a false witness, deceit.
Rash speaking is like piercings of a sword, But the tongue of the wise is healing.
The lip of truth is established forever, But a lying tongue is but for a moment.
Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil, But counsellors of peace have joy.
No harm befalls the righteous, But the wrong shall be filled with evil.
Lying lips are an abomination to YHWH, But those who deal truly are His delight.
A clever man is concealing knowledge, But the heart of fools proclaims folly.
The hand of the hard worker rules, But the lazy is put to compulsory labour.
Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes him glad.
The righteous is a guide to his neighbour, But the way of the wrong leads them astray.
The lazy one has no game to roast, But the hard worker prizes his possessions.
In the way of righteousness is life, And in its pathway there is no death.