And lthe end of mirth may be grief.
14 The backslider in heart will be mfilled with his own ways,
But the prudent considers well his steps.
16 oA wise man fears and departs from evil,
But a fool rages and is self-confident.
And a man of wicked intentions is hated.
But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20 pThe poor man is hated even by his own neighbor,
rBut he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he.
But mercy and truth belong to those who devise good.
But 5idle chatter leads only to poverty.
But the foolishness of fools is folly.
But a deceitful witness speaks lies.
And His children will have a place of refuge.
27 tThe fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
To turn one away from the snares of death.