1 A awise son accepts his father's discipline, But a bscoffer does not listen to rebuke. 2 From the fruit of a man's mouth he aenjoys good, But the desire of the treacherous is bviolence. 3 The one who aguards his mouth preserves his life; The one who bopens wide his lips comes to ruin. 4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, But the soul of the diligent is made fat. 5 A righteous man ahates falsehood, But a wicked man bacts disgustingly and shamefully. 6 Righteousness aguards the one whose way is blameless, But wickedness subverts the sinner. 7 There is one who apretends to be rich, but has nothing; Another pretends to be bpoor, but has great wealth. 8 The ransom of a man's life is his wealth, But the poor hears no rebuke. 9 The alight of the righteous rejoices, But the blamp of the wicked goes out. 10 Through insolence comes nothing but strife, But wisdom is with those who receive counsel. 11 Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But desire fulfilled is a tree of life. 13 The one who adespises the word will be in debt to it, But the one who fears the commandment will be brewarded. 14 The teaching of the wise is a afountain of life, To turn aside from the bsnares of death. 15 aGood understanding produces favor, But the way of the treacherous is hard. 16 Every aprudent man acts with knowledge, But a fool displays folly. 17 A wicked messenger falls into adversity, But aa faithful envoy brings healing. 18 Poverty and shame will come to him who aneglects discipline, But he who regards reproof will be honored. 19 Desire realized is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil. 20 aHe who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm. 21 aAdversity pursues sinners, But the brighteous will be rewarded with prosperity. 22 A good man aleaves an inheritance to his children's children, And the bwealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous. 23 aAbundant food is in the fallow ground of the poor, But it is swept away by injustice. 24 He who awithholds his rod hates his son, But he who loves him bdisciplines him diligently. 25 The arighteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, But the stomach of the bwicked is in need.