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A wise son is instructed of his father;
but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
2
A man shall eat good from the fruit of his mouth;
but the desire of the faithless is violence.
3
He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his life;
but for him that openeth wide his lips there shall be ruin.
4
The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing;
but the soul of the diligent shall be abundantly gratified.
5
A righteous man hateth lying;
but a wicked man behaveth vilely and shamefully.
6
Righteousness guardeth him that is upright in the way;
but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
7
There is that pretendeth himself rich, yet hath nothing;
there is that pretendeth himself poor, yet hath great wealth.
8
The ransom of a man"s life are his riches;
but the poor heareth no threatening.
9
The light of the righteous rejoiceth;
but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
10
By pride cometh only contention;
but with the well-advised is wisdom.
11
Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished;
but he that gathereth little by little shall increase.
12
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick;
but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
13
Whoso despiseth the word shall suffer thereby;
but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
14
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
15
Good understanding giveth grace;
but the way of the faithless is harsh.
16
Every prudent man dealeth with forethought;
but a fool unfoldeth folly.
17
A wicked messenger falleth into evil;
but a faithful ambassador is health.
18
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction;
but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
19
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul;
and it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.
20
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise;
but the companion of fools shall smart for it.
21
Evil pursueth sinners;
but to the righteous good shall be repaid.
22
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children"s children;
and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous.
23
Much food is in the tillage of the poor;
but there is that is swept away by want of righteousness.
24
He that spareth his rod hateth his son;
but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
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The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his desire;
but the belly of the wicked shall want.