1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
A. 2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.
B.3 The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.
C. 4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
D.5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
E.6 Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.7 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.
F.8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
G.9 He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.
F’.10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
E’.11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. 12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.13 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
D’.14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
C’.15 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
B’. 16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.
A’. 17 He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.