1 Whoso loveth a loveth knowledge: but he that hateth b is brutish.
2 A good man obtaineth a of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.
3 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
4 A a b is a crown to her c: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
5 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the a of the wicked are b.
6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
7 The a are b, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.
8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
9 He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that a himself, and lacketh bread.
10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his a: but the tender mercies of the wicked are b.
11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.
12 The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.
13 The wicked is snared by the a of his b: but the just shall come out of trouble.
14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his a: and the recompence of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him.
15 The way of a a is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto b is wise.
16 A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a a man covereth shame.
17 He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.
18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.
21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
22 a lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal b are his c.
23 A a man concealeth b: but the heart of fools proclaimeth c.
24 The hand of the a shall bear rule: but the b shall be under tribute.
25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
26 The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.
27 The a man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a b man is precious.
28 In the way of a is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.