aBut a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
2 bA man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth,
But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence.
3 cHe who guards his mouth preserves his life,
But he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
4 dThe soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing;
But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.
But a wicked man is loathsome and comes to shame.
6 eRighteousness guards him whose way is blameless,
But wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7 fThere is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing;
And one who makes himself poor, yet has great riches.
But the poor does not hear rebuke.
gBut the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
10 By pride comes nothing but hstrife,
But with the well-advised is wisdom.
11 iWealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished,
But he who gathers by labor will increase.
But jwhen the desire comes, it is a tree of life.
13 He who kdespises the word will be destroyed,
But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
14 lThe law of the wise is a fountain of life,
To turn one away from mthe snares of death.
But the way of the unfaithful is hard.
16 oEvery prudent man acts with knowledge,
But a fool lays open his folly.