The way of the transgressor is hard—Evil pursues sinners—He who does not discipline his children hates them.
1 A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.
4 The soul of the asluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
5 A righteous man ahateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.
6 aRighteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
8 The ransom of a man’s life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.
9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the alamp of the wicked shall be put out.
12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
14 The law of the wise is a afountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
15 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.
16 Every aprudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.
17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.
19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
21 aEvil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.
22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the ajust.
23 Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.
25 The righteous eateth to the asatisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.