but folly with her own hands + tears it down.
2Whoever + walks in uprightness fears the Lord,
but he who is + devious in his ways despises him.
+ but the lips of the wise will preserve them.
4Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean,
but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.
5+ A faithful witness does not lie,
but + a false witness breathes out lies.
but + knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.
7Leave the presence of a fool,
for there you do not meet words of knowledge.
8The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way,
but the folly of fools is deceiving.
9+ Fools mock at the guilt offering,
but the upright enjoy acceptance.+
10The heart knows its own + bitterness,
and no stranger shares its joy.
11+ The house of the wicked will be destroyed,
but the tent of the upright will flourish.
12+ There is a way that seems right to a man,
13Even in laughter the heart may ache,
14The backslider in heart will be + filled with the fruit of his ways,
and + a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways.
15+ The simple believes everything,
but the prudent gives thought to his steps.
but a fool is reckless and careless.
17A man of + quick temper acts foolishly,
and a man of evil devices is hated.
18The simple inherit folly,
but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19+ The evil bow down before the good,
the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20+ The poor is disliked even by his neighbor,
+ but the rich has many friends.
21Whoever + despises his neighbor is a sinner,
but + blessed is he who is generous to the poor.
22Do they not go astray who + devise evil?
23In all toil there is profit,
but mere talk + tends only to poverty.
24The crown of the wise is their wealth,
but the folly of fools brings folly.
25A truthful witness saves lives,
but one who + breathes out lies is deceitful.
26In the fear of the Lord one has + strong confidence,
27The fear of the Lord is + a fountain of life,
that one may + turn away from the snares of death.
28In + a multitude of people is the glory of a king,
but without people a prince is ruined.
29Whoever is + slow to anger has great understanding,
but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
+ but he who is generous to the needy honors him.
32+ The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing,
but + the righteous finds refuge in his death.
33Wisdom + rests in the heart of a man of understanding,
but it makes itself known even in the midst of fools.+
34Righteousness exalts a nation,
but sin is a reproach to any people.
35A servant who deals wisely has + the king’s favor,
but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully.