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1A wise son heareth his fatherís
instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
2A man shall eat good by the fruit of his
mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat
3He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life:
but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
4The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath
nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
5A righteous man hateth lying: but a
wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.
6Righteousness keepeth him that is
upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
7There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath
nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath
8The ransom of a manís life are his
riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.
9The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but
the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
10Only by pride cometh contention: but with
the well advised is wisdom.
11Wealth gotten by vanity shall be
diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.
12Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when
the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
13Whoso despiseth the word shall be
destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
14The law of the wise is a fountain
of life, to depart from the snares of death.
15Good understanding giveth favour: but the
way of transgressors is hard.
16Every prudent man dealeth with
knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.
17A wicked messenger falleth into mischief:
but a faithful ambassador is health.
18Poverty and shame shall be to him
that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be
19The desire accomplished is sweet to the
soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
20He that walketh with wise men shall
be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
21Evil pursueth sinners: but to the
righteous good shall be repayed.
22A good man leaveth an inheritance
to his childrenís children: and the wealth of the sinner is
laid up for the just.
23Much food is in the tillage of the
poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.
24He that spareth his rod hateth his son:
but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
25The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but
the belly of the wicked shall want.
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