1 The a of Solomon. A b son maketh a c d: but a e son is the f of his g.
2 a of wickedness profit nothing: but b delivereth from death.
3 The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.
4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a a hand: but the hand of the b maketh rich.
5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
6 a 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 a shall b.
8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
9 He that a b walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.
10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
11 The mouth of a a man is a b of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
12 a stirreth up b: but love covereth all sins.
13 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a a is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the a of the foolish is near destruction.
15 The rich man’s a is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
16 The a of the righteous tendeth to b: the fruit of the wicked to sin.
17 He is in the way of life that keepeth a: but he that refuseth b erreth.
18 He that hideth a with lying lips, and he that uttereth a b, is a fool.
19 In the multitude of a there wanteth not sin: but he that b his lips is wise.
20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but a die for want of wisdom.
22 The blessing of the Lord, it maketh a, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
27 The a of the Lord prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
28 The a of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
29 The way of the Lord is a to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
30 The a shall never be b: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.
31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the a tongue shall be cut out.
32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the a of the wicked speaketh frowardness.