1+ A soft answer turns away wrath,
but + a harsh word stirs up anger.
2The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,
but + the mouths of fools pour out folly.
3+ The eyes of the Lord are in every place,
keeping watch on the evil and the good.
but + perverseness in it breaks the spirit.
but + whoever heeds reproof is prudent.
6In the house of the righteous there is much treasure,
but trouble befalls the income of the wicked.
7+ The lips of the wise spread knowledge;
8+ The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,
but + the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him.
9The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,
but he loves him + who pursues righteousness.
10There is + severe discipline for him who forsakes the way;
+ whoever hates reproof will die.
11Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord;
how much more + the hearts of the children of man!
he will not go to the wise.
13+ A glad heart makes a cheerful face,
14+ The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge,
but the mouths of fools feed on folly.
15All the days of the afflicted are evil,
but + the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.
16+ Better is a little with the fear of the Lord
than great treasure and trouble with it.
17+ Better is a dinner of herbs where love is
than + a fattened ox and hatred with it.
but he who is + slow to anger quiets contention.
but the path of the upright is + a level highway.
20+ A wise son makes a glad father,
but a foolish man despises his mother.
21+ Folly is a joy to him who lacks sense,
but a man of understanding + walks straight ahead.
22+ Without counsel plans fail,
but with many advisers they succeed.
23To make an apt answer is a joy to a man,
and + a word in season, how good it is!
24The path of life leads upward + for the prudent,
that he may turn away from Sheol beneath.
25The Lord tears down the house of + the proud
26+ The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord,
but + gracious words are pure.
but he who hates + bribes will live.
28The heart of the righteous + ponders how to answer,
but + the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
29The Lord is + far from the wicked,
but he + hears the prayer of the righteous.
30+ The light of the eyes rejoices the heart,
will dwell among the wise.
but he who listens to reproof + gains intelligence.
33+ The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom,
and + humility comes before honor.