- A wise son is a lover of teaching, but the ears of the haters of authority are shut to sharp words.
- A man will get good from the fruit of his lips, but the desire of the false is for violent acts.
- He who keeps a watch on his mouth keeps his life;
but he whose lips are open wide will have destruction.
- The hater of work does not get his desires, but the soul of the hard workers will be made fat.
- The upright man is a hater of false words: the evil-doer gets a bad name and is put to shame.
- Righteousness keeps safe him whose way is without error, but evil-doers are overturned by sin.
- A man may be acting as if he had wealth, but have nothing;
another may seem poor, but have great wealth.
- A man will give his wealth in exchange for his life;
but the poor will not give ear to sharp words.
- There is a glad dawn for the upright man, but the light of the sinner will be put out.
- The only effect of pride is fighting;
but wisdom is with the quiet in spirit.
- Wealth quickly got will become less;
but he who gets a store by the work of his hands will have it increased.
- Hope put off is a weariness to the heart;
but when what is desired comes, it is a tree of life.
- He who makes sport of the word will come to destruction, but the respecter of the law will be rewarded.
- The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning men away from the nets of death.
- Wise behaviour gets approval, but the way of the false is their destruction.
- A sharp man does everything with knowledge, but a foolish man makes clear his foolish thoughts.
- A man taking false news is a cause of trouble, but he who gives news rightly makes things well.
- Need and shame will be the fate of him who is uncontrolled by training;
but he who takes note of teaching will be honoured.
- To get one's desire is sweet to the soul, but to give up evil is disgusting to the foolish.
- Go with wise men and be wise: but he who keeps company with the foolish will be broken.
- Evil will overtake sinners, but the upright will be rewarded with good.
- The heritage of the good man is handed down to his children's children;
and the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the upright man.
- There is much food in the ploughed land of the poor;
but it is taken away by wrongdoing.
- He who keeps back his rod is unkind to his son: the loving father gives punishment with care.
- The upright man has food to the full measure of his desire, but there will be no food for the stomach of evil-doers.