- By a soft answer wrath is turned away, but a bitter word is a cause of angry feelings.
- Knowledge is dropping from the tongue of the wise;
but from the mouth of the foolish comes a stream of foolish words.
- The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.
- A comforting tongue is a tree of life, but a twisted tongue is a crushing of the spirit.
- A foolish man puts no value on his father's training;
but he who has respect for teaching has good sense.
- In the house of the upright man there is a great store of wealth;
but in the profits of the sinner there is trouble.
- The lips of the wise keep knowledge, but the heart of the foolish man is not right.
- The offering of the evil-doer is disgusting to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright man is his delight.
- The way of the evil-doer is disgusting to the Lord, but he who goes after righteousness is dear to him.
- There is bitter punishment for him who is turned from the way;
and death will be the fate of the hater of teaching.
- Before the Lord are the underworld and destruction: how much more, then, the hearts of the children of men!
- The hater of authority has no love for teaching: he will not go to the wise.
- A glad heart makes a shining face, but by the sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
- The heart of the man of good sense goes in search of knowledge, but foolish things are the food of the unwise.
- All the days of the troubled are evil;
but he whose heart is glad has an unending feast.
- Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great wealth together with trouble.
- Better is a simple meal where love is, than a fat ox and hate with it.
- An angry man makes men come to blows, but he who is slow to get angry puts an end to fighting.
- Thorns are round the way of the hater of work;
but the road of the hard worker becomes a highway.
- A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man has no respect for his mother.
- Foolish behaviour is joy to the unwise;
but a man of good sense makes his way straight.
- Where there are no wise suggestions, purposes come to nothing;
but by a number of wise guides they are made certain.
- A man has joy in the answer of his mouth: and a word at the right time, how good it is!
- Acting wisely is the way of life, guiding a man away from the underworld.
- The house of the man of pride will be uprooted by the Lord, but he will make safe the heritage of the widow.
- Evil designs are disgusting to the Lord, but the words of the clean-hearted are pleasing.
- He whose desires are fixed on profit is a cause of trouble to his family;
but he who has no desire for offerings will have life.
- The heart of the upright gives thought to his answer;
but from the mouth of the evil-doer comes a stream of evil things.
- The Lord is far from sinners, but his ear is open to the prayer of the upright.
- The light of the eyes is a joy to the heart, and good news makes the bones fat.
- The man whose ear is open to the teaching of life will have his place among the wise.
- He who will not be controlled by training has no respect for his soul, but he who gives ear to teaching will get wisdom.
- The fear of the Lord is the teaching of wisdom;
and a low opinion of oneself goes before honour.