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A wise son heareth his father's instruction:
but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth:
but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life:
but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
The soul of the sluggard desireth,
and hath nothing:
but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
A righteous man hateth lying:
but a wicked man is loathsome,
and cometh to shame.
Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way:
but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
There is that maketh himself rich,
yet hath nothing:
there is that maketh himself poor,
yet hath great riches.
The ransom of a man's life are his riches:
but the poor heareth not rebuke.
The light of the righteous rejoiceth:
but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
Only by pride cometh contention:
but with the well advised is wisdom.
Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished:
but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick:
but when the desire cometh,
it is a tree of life.
Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed:
but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
The law of the wise is a fountain of life,
to depart from the snares of death.
Good understanding giveth favour:
but the way of transgressors is hard.
Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge:
but a fool layeth open his folly.
A wicked messenger falleth into mischief:
but a faithful ambassador is health.
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction:
but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul:
but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise:
but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Evil pursueth sinners:
but to the righteous good shall be repayed.
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children:
and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
Much food is in the tillage of the poor:
but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.
He that spareth his rod hateth his son:
but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul:
but the belly of the wicked shall want.