1Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
2A good man + obtains favor from the Lord,
but a man of evil devices he condemns.
3No one is established by wickedness,
but the root of + the righteous will never be moved.
5+ The thoughts of the righteous are just;
the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
6The words of the wicked + lie in wait for blood,
but + the mouth of the upright delivers them.
+ but the house of the righteous will stand.
8A man is commended according to his good sense,
but one of twisted mind is + despised.
9Better to be lowly and have a servant
than to play the great man and lack bread.
10+ Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast,
but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.
12Whoever is wicked covets + the spoil of evildoers,
but the root of the righteous bears fruit.
13An evil man is ensnared + by the transgression of his lips,
+ but the righteous escapes from trouble.
14From the fruit of his mouth + a man is satisfied with good,
+ and the work of a man’s hand comes back to him.
15+ The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
but a wise man listens to advice.
16+ The vexation of a fool is known at once,
but the prudent ignores an insult.
but + a false witness utters deceit.
18+ There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,
but the tongue of the wise brings + healing.
19Truthful lips endure forever,
but + a lying tongue is but for a moment.
20Deceit is in the heart of + those who devise evil,
but those who plan peace have joy.
21+ No ill befalls the righteous,
but the wicked are filled with trouble.
+ but those who act faithfully are his delight.
23+ A prudent man conceals knowledge,
+ but the heart of fools proclaims folly.
24+ The hand of the diligent will rule,
while the slothful will be + put to forced labor.
25+ Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down,
but a good word makes him glad.
26One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor,+
but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
27+ Whoever is slothful will not roast his game,
but the diligent man will get precious wealth.+
28+ In the path of righteousness is life,
and in its pathway there is no death.