2 A good man cobtaineth favour of the Lord:
But a man of wicked devices will he condemn.
4 fA virtuous woman is a crown to her husband:
But the icounsels of the wicked are deceit.
6 The words of the wicked are to klie in wait for blood:
But lthe mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
But mthe house of the righteous shall stand.
8 A man shall be commended nnaccording to his wisdom:
But he that is †of a perverse heart shall be despised.
9 oHe that is despised, and hath a servant, is better
Than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.
10 pA righteous man regardeth the life of his beast:
But the root of the righteous wyieldeth fruit.
But ythe just shall come out of trouble.
And the brecompence of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him.
15 cThe way of a fool is right in his own eyes:
But he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
But a prudent man covereth shame.
17 He that espeaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness:
But ea false witness deceit.
But the tongue of the wise is hhealth.
But ia lying tongue is but for a moment.
20 Deceit is in the heart of them that kimagine evil:
But to the counsellers of peace is joy.
21 lThere shall no evil happen to the just:
But the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
But they that deal truly are his delight.
23 oA prudent man concealeth knowledge:
But othe heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.
25 sHeaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop:
26 The righteous is more ||excellent than his neighbour:
But the way of the wicked seduceth them.
27 The uslothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting:
But the substance of a udiligent man is precious.
And in the pathway thereof there is no death.
About King James Version
This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.