¶ The Parables of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father, but an indiscreet son is the heaviness of his mother.
¶ Treasures that are wickedly gotten, profit nothing, but righteousness delivereth from death. The LORD will not let the soul of the righteous suffer hunger, but he putteth the ungodly from his desire.
¶ An idle hand maketh poor, but a quick laboring hand maketh rich.
¶ Who so gathereth in summer is wise: but he that is sluggish in harvest, bringeth himself to confusion.
¶ Loving and favorable is the face of the righteous, but the forehead of the ungodly is past shame, and presumptuous.
¶ The memorial of the just shall have a good report, but the name of the ungodly shall stink.
¶ A wise man will receive warning, but a fool will sooner be smitten in the face.
¶ He that leadeth an innocent life, walketh surely: but who so goeth a wrong way, shall be known.
¶ He that winketh with his eye, will do some harm: but he that hath a foolish mouth shall be beaten.
¶ The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life, but the mouth of the ungodly is past shame, and presumptuous.
¶ Evil will stirreth up strife, but love covereth the multitude of sins.
¶ In the lips of him that hath understanding a man shall find wisdom, but the rod belongeth to the back of the foolish.
¶ Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is nye destruction.
¶ The rich man's goods are his stronghold, but poverty oppresseth the poor.
¶ The righteous laboureth to do good, but the ungodly useth his increase unto sin.
¶ To take heed unto the chastening of nurture, is the way of life: but he that refuseth to be reformed, goeth wrong.
¶ Dissembling lips keep hatred secretly, and he that speaketh any slander is a fool.
¶ Where much babbling is, there must needs be offense: he that refraineth his lips is wisest of all.
¶ An innocent tongue is a noble treasure, but the heart of the ungodly is nothing worth. The lips of the righteous feed a whole multitude, but fools shall die in their own folly.
¶ The blessing of the LORD, maketh rich men, as for careful travail, it doth nothing thereto.
¶ A fool doth wickedly and maketh but a sport of it: nevertheless it is wisdom for a man to beware of such.
¶ The thing that the ungodly are afraid of, shall come upon them, but the righteous shall have their desire. The ungodly is like a tempest that passeth over, and is no more seen, but the righteous remaineth sure forever.
¶ As vinegar is to the teeth, and as smoke is to the eyes, even so is a sluggish person to them that send him forth.
¶ The fear of the LORD maketh a long life, but the years of the ungodly shall be shortened. The patient abiding of the righteous shall be turned to gladness, but the hope of the ungodly shall perish.
¶ The way of the LORD giveth a courage unto the godly, but it is a fear for wicked doers. The righteous shall never be overthrown, but the ungodly shall not remain in the land.
¶ The mouth of the just will be talking of wisdom, but the tongue of the froward shall perish. The lips of the righteous are occupied in acceptable things, but the mouth of the ungodly taketh them to the worst.