1 A a b turneth away c: but grievous words stir up anger.
2 The a of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out b.
3 The a of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
4 A wholesome a is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
5 A a despiseth his father’s b: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
6 In the house of the righteous is much a: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
7 The a of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
8 The a of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the Lord: but he loveth him that followeth after a.
10 a is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth b shall c.
11 Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?
12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
13 A a b maketh a c countenance: but by d of the heart the spirit is broken.
14 The heart of him that hath a seeketh b: but the mouth of fools feedeth on c.
15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
16 Better is a with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith.
17 Better is a dinner of herbs where a is, than a b and hatred therewith.
18 A a man stirreth up b: but he that is slow to c appeaseth d.
19 The way of the a 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 a man despiseth his b.
21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of a walketh uprightly.
22 Without a purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a a spoken in due b, how good is it!
24 The way of life is a to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
25 The Lord will destroy the house of the a: but he will establish the border of the b.
26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
28 The heart of the righteous a to b: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
29 The Lord is a from the b: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.
31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that a reproof getteth b.
33 The a of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before b is c.