A.19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.
20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
B.21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
C.22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
B’.23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
A’.24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.