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The Book of Proverbs

Chapter 1

Pro 1:1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
Pro 1:2 to know wisdom and instruction; to recognize the words of understanding;
Pro 1:3 to receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and uprightness;
Pro 1:4 to give sense to the simple, knowledge and judgment to the young man;
Pro 1:5 the wise hears and increases learning; and understanding ones get wisdom;
Pro 1:6 to understand a proverb and its meaning; the words of the wise, and their acute sayings.
Pro 1:7 The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Pro 1:8 My son, hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the law of your mother;
Pro 1:9 for they shall be an ornament of grace to your head and chains around your neck.
Pro 1:10 My son, if sinners lure you, do not be willing.
Pro 1:11 If they say, Come with us, let us lie in wait for blood, we will watch secretly for the innocent without cause;
Pro 1:12 let us swallow them up alive as the grave, and whole, as those who go down into the pit;
Pro 1:13 we shall find all precious goods; we shall fill our houses with plunder;
Pro 1:14 cast in your lot among us, and let us have one purse.
Pro 1:15 My son, do not walk in the way with them! Keep back your foot from their path,
Pro 1:16 for their feet run to evil and make haste to shed blood.
Pro 1:17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird,
Pro 1:18 And they lie in wait for their own blood; they watch secretly for their own lives.
Pro 1:19 So are the ways of everyone who gains unjust gain; it takes away its owners’ life.
Pro 1:20 Wisdom cries outside; she utters her voice in the streets;
Pro 1:21 she cries in the chief place of gathering, in the openings of the gates; in the city she utters her words, saying,
Pro 1:22 How long will you love simplicity, simple ones? And will scorners delight in their scorning? And will fools hate knowledge?
Pro 1:23 Turn at my warning; behold, I will pour out my Spirit to you; I will make my words known to you.
Pro 1:24 Because I called, and you refused; I stretched out my hand, and no one paid attention;
Pro 1:25 but you have despised all my advice, and would have none of my warning.
Pro 1:26 I also will laugh at your trouble; I will mock when your fear comes;
Pro 1:27 when your fear comes as a wasting away, and your ruin comes like a tempest when trouble and pain come upon you.
Pro 1:28 Then they shall call upon me, and I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me;
Pro 1:29 instead they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of Jehovah.
Pro 1:30 They would have none of my counsel; they despised all my correction,
Pro 1:31 and they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own desires.
Pro 1:32 For the turning away of the simple kills them, and the ease of fools destroys them.
Pro 1:33 But whoever listens to me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

Chapter 2

Pro 2:1 My son, if you will receive my words and hide my commandments with you,
Pro 2:2 so that you attend to wisdom, you shall extend your heart to understanding;
Pro 2:3 yea, if you cry after knowledge and lift up your voice for understanding;
Pro 2:4 if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures,
Pro 2:5 then you shall understand the fear of Jehovah and find the knowledge of God.
Pro 2:6 For Jehovah gives wisdom; out of His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Pro 2:7 He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly.
Pro 2:8 He keeps the paths of judgment, and guards the way of His saints.
Pro 2:9 Then you shall understand righteousness and judgment and honesty, every good path.
Pro 2:10 When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasing to your soul;
Pro 2:11 judgment shall keep you, understanding shall keep you,
Pro 2:12 to deliver you from the way of the evil man, from the man who speaks wicked things;
Pro 2:13 those who leave the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness,
Pro 2:14 who rejoice to do evil and delight in the perversities of the wicked;
Pro 2:15 whose ways are crooked, and are devious in their paths.
Pro 2:16 They will deliver you from the strange woman, the stranger who flatters with her words,
Pro 2:17 who forsakes the guide of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God.
Pro 2:18 For her house bows down to death, and her paths to the dead.
Pro 2:19 All who go in to her do not return, nor do they take hold of the paths of life,
Pro 2:20 in order that you may walk in the way of good and keep the paths of the righteous.
Pro 2:21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
Pro 2:22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

Chapter 3

Pro 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments;
Pro 3:2 for they shall add length of days, and long life, and peace to you.
Pro 3:3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you; tie them around your neck; write them upon the tablet of your heart;
Pro 3:4 and you shall find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
Pro 3:5 Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding.
Pro 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
Pro 3:7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear Jehovah and depart from evil.
Pro 3:8 Healing shall be to your navel and marrow to your bones.
Pro 3:9 Honor Jehovah with your substance, and with the firstfruits of all your increase;
Pro 3:10 and your barns shall be filled with plenty, and your presses shall burst with new wine.
Pro 3:11 My son, do not despise the chastening of Jehovah; nor be weary with His correction;
Pro 3:12 for whom Jehovah loves He corrects, even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.
Pro 3:13 Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding.
Pro 3:14 For the profit from it is better than the gain from silver, and its produce more than fine gold;
Pro 3:15 she is more precious than rubies; and all the things you can desire are not to be compared with her.
Pro 3:16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand, riches and honor.
Pro 3:17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
Pro 3:18 She is a tree of life to those who lay hold upon her; and happy is everyone who keeps her.
Pro 3:19 Jehovah has founded the earth by wisdom; by understanding He has founded the heavens.
Pro 3:20 By His knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
Pro 3:21 My son, do not let them depart from your eyes; keep sound wisdom and judgment,
Pro 3:22 and they shall be life to your soul and grace to your neck;
Pro 3:23 then you shall walk in your way safely, and your foot shall not stumble.
Pro 3:24 When you lie down, you shall not be afraid; yea, you shall lie down, and your sleep shall be sweet.
Pro 3:25 Do not be afraid of sudden fear, nor of the destroying of the wicked, when it comes.
Pro 3:26 For Jehovah shall be your hope, and shall keep your foot from being taken.
Pro 3:27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it.
Pro 3:28 Do not say to your neighbor, Go and come back again, and tomorrow I will give; when you have it beside you:
Pro 3:29 Do not plan evil against your neighbor, since he dwells trustingly by you.
Pro 3:30 Do not strive with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm.
Pro 3:31 Do not envy the cruel man, and choose none of his ways.
Pro 3:32 For the crooked man is hateful to Jehovah, but His secret is with the righteous.
Pro 3:33 The curse of Jehovah is in the house of the wicked; but He blesses the home of the just.
Pro 3:34 Surely He scorns the scorners; but He gives grace to the lowly.
Pro 3:35 The wise shall inherit glory; but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

Chapter 4

Pro 4:1 Sons, hear the instruction of a father, and listen in order to know understanding.
Pro 4:2 For I give you good teaching; do not forsake my law.
Pro 4:3 For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
Pro 4:4 He also taught me, and said to me, Let your heart hold fast my words, keep my commandments and live.
Pro 4:5 Get wisdom, get understanding; forget not; nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
Pro 4:6 Do not forsake her, and she shall preserve you; love her, and she shall keep you.
Pro 4:7 Wisdom is the main thing; get wisdom; and with all your getting get understanding.
Pro 4:8 Prize her, and she shall lift you up; she shall bring you to honor when you embrace her.
Pro 4:9 She shall give to your hand an ornament of grace; she shall shield you with a crown of glory.
Pro 4:10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of your life shall be many.
Pro 4:11 I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in the right paths.
Pro 4:12 When you go, your steps shall not be narrowed, and when you run, you shall not stumble.
Pro 4:13 Take fast hold of instruction; do not let go; keep her; for she is your life.
Pro 4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not into the way of evil.
Pro 4:15 Avoid it; do not pass by it; turn from it, and pass on!
Pro 4:16 For they do not sleep, except when they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away unless they cause some to fall.
Pro 4:17 For they eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.
Pro 4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more to the perfect day.
Pro 4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness; they know not at what they stumble.
Pro 4:20 My son, listen to my words; bow down your ear to my sayings.
Pro 4:21 Let them not depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart.
Pro 4:22 For they are life to those who find them, and health to all his flesh.
Pro 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Pro 4:24 Put away from you a wicked mouth, and devious lips put far from you.
Pro 4:25 Let your eyes look right on, and let your eyelids look straight before you.
Pro 4:26 Ponder the path of your feet, and all your ways will be established.
Pro 4:27 Do not turn to the right hand nor to the left; remove your foot from evil.

Chapter 5

Pro 5:1 My son, listen to my wisdom; bow your ear to my understanding;
Pro 5:2 in order to keep discretion, that your lips may keep knowledge.
Pro 5:3 For the lips of a strange woman drip honey, and her palate is smoother than oil;
Pro 5:4 but afterward she is as bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.
Pro 5:5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell,
Pro 5:6 lest you should meditate on the path of life, her tracks are movable; you cannot know them.
Pro 5:7 And now hear me, O sons, and do not depart from the words of my mouth.
Pro 5:8 Remove your ways far from her, and do not come near the door of her house,
Pro 5:9 lest you give your honor to others and your years to the cruel;
Pro 5:10 that strangers not be filled with your strength, and your labors be in the house of a stranger;
Pro 5:11 and you moan when your end comes, when your flesh and muscle are eaten away,
Pro 5:12 and say, How I have hated instruction, and my heart despised correction;
Pro 5:13 and I have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor bowed down my ears to those who taught me!
Pro 5:14 I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.
Pro 5:15 Drink waters out of your own cistern, and running waters out of your own well.
Pro 5:16 Should your overflowing spring be scattered abroad as rivers of waters in the streets.
Pro 5:17 Let them be only your own, and not strangers’ with you.
Pro 5:18 Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice with the wife of your youth.
Pro 5:19 Like the loving deer and pleasant doe, let her breasts satisfy you at all times, and be ravished always with her love.
Pro 5:20 And why will you, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
Pro 5:21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of Jehovah, and He watches all his paths.
Pro 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sin.
Pro 5:23 He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Chapter 6

Pro 6:1 My son, if you are surety for your friend, if you struck your palms with a stranger,
Pro 6:2 you are snared with the words of your mouth, you are taken with the words of your mouth.
Pro 6:3 My son, do this now, and deliver yourself when you have come into the hand of your friend; go, humble yourself and make your friend sure.
Pro 6:4 Do not give sleep to your eyes or slumber to your eyelids.
Pro 6:5 Deliver yourself as a gazelle from the hunter’s hand, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.
Pro 6:6 Go to the ant, sluggard; consider her ways and be wise;
Pro 6:7 who, having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
Pro 6:8 provides her food in the summer and gathers her food in the harvest.
Pro 6:9 How long will you sleep, O sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep?
Pro 6:10 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to lie down;
Pro 6:11 so shall your poverty come as one who travels, and your need like an armed man.
Pro 6:12 A worthless person, a wicked man walks with a crooked mouth,
Pro 6:13 winking with his eyes, speaking with his feet, teaching with his fingers;
Pro 6:14 perversity is in his heart; he is always planning mischief; he causes fighting.
Pro 6:15 Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly; he is quickly broken, and there is no healing.
Pro 6:16 These six Jehovah hates; yea, seven are hateful to his soul:
Pro 6:17 a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
Pro 6:18 a heart that plots wicked plans, feet hurrying to run to evil,
Pro 6:19 a false witness who speaks lies, and he who causes fighting among brothers.
Pro 6:20 My son, keep your father’s commandments, and do not forsake the law of your mother;
Pro 6:21 bind them upon your heart forever, tie them around your neck.
Pro 6:22 When you go, it shall lead you; when you sleep, it shall keep you; and when you awake, it shall talk with you.
Pro 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life;
Pro 6:24 to keep you from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
Pro 6:25 Do not lust after her beauty in your heart; nor let her take you with her eyelids.
Pro 6:26 For by means of a harlot a man comes to a piece of bread; and another man’s wife will hunt for the precious life.
Pro 6:27 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
Pro 6:28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?
Pro 6:29 So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; whoever touches her shall not be innocent.
Pro 6:30 They do not despise a thief, if he steals to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;
Pro 6:31 but if he is found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the goods of his house.
Pro 6:32 Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; he who does it destroys his own soul.
Pro 6:33 He shall get a wound and dishonor; and his shame shall not be wiped away.
Pro 6:34 For jealousy is the rage of a man; therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
Pro 6:35 He will not take any ransom; nor will he be willing if you multiply the gifts.

Chapter 7

Pro 7:1 My son, keep my words and store up my commandments within you.
Pro 7:2 Keep my commandments and live; and keep my law as the pupil of your eye.
Pro 7:3 Bind them upon your fingers; write them upon the tablet of your heart.
Pro 7:4 Say to wisdom, You are my sister; and call understanding your kinsman,
Pro 7:5 so that they may keep you from the strange woman, from the stranger who flatters with her words.
Pro 7:6 For at the window of my house I looked through my lattice,
Pro 7:7 and I saw among the simple ones, among the youths, a young man with no understanding,
Pro 7:8 passing through the street near her corner. And he went the way to her house,
Pro 7:9 in the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night.
Pro 7:10 And, behold, there a woman met him, with the dress of a harlot and a guarded heart.
Pro 7:11 She is loud and stubborn; her feet do not stay in her house;
Pro 7:12 now she is outside, now in the streets, and lies in wait at every corner.
Pro 7:13 And she caught him and kissed him, and with a hard face she said to him,
Pro 7:14 I have peace offerings with me; today I have paid my vows.
Pro 7:15 so I came out to meet you, earnestly to seek your face, and I have found you.
Pro 7:16 I have decked my bed with coverings, with striped cloths of Egyptian linen.
Pro 7:17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Pro 7:18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning; let us delight ourselves with caresses.
Pro 7:19 For my husband is not at home, he has gone on a long journey;
Pro 7:20 he has taken a bag of silver with him and will come home at the day of the full moon.
Pro 7:21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.
Pro 7:22 He goes after her immediately, like an ox goes to the slaughter, or like a fool to the correction of the stocks;
Pro 7:23 until a dart strikes through his liver; as a bird hastens to the snare and does not know that it is for his soul.
Pro 7:24 And now listen to me, sons, and attend to the words of my mouth.
Pro 7:25 Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, do not go astray in her paths.
Pro 7:26 For she has cast down many wounded; yea, many strong men have been slain by her.
Pro 7:27 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the rooms of death.

Chapter 8

Pro 8:1 Does not wisdom call? And does not understanding put forth her voice?
Pro 8:2 She stands in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the path.
Pro 8:3 She cries in the gates, before the entrance of the city, at the doors.
Pro 8:4 To you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.
Pro 8:5 O simple ones, understand wisdom; and, fools, be of an understanding heart.
Pro 8:6 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.
Pro 8:7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is hateful to my lips.
Pro 8:8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; nothing twisted or perverse is in them.
Pro 8:9 They are all plain to him who understands, and right to those who find knowledge.
Pro 8:10 Receive my instruction and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
Pro 8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
Pro 8:12 I, wisdom, dwell with sense, and find out knowledge of discretions.
Pro 8:13 The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil; I hate pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the wicked mouth.
Pro 8:14 Counsel and sound wisdom are mine; I am understanding; I have strength.
Pro 8:15 By me kings reign and princes decree justice.
Pro 8:16 Princes rule by me, and nobles, all the judges of the earth.
Pro 8:17 I love those who love me; and those who seek me early shall find me.
Pro 8:18 Riches and honor are with me; enduring riches and righteousness.
Pro 8:19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and what I give is better than choice silver.
Pro 8:20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment;
Pro 8:21 I may cause those who love me to inherit riches; and I will fill their treasuries.
Pro 8:22 Jehovah possessed me from the beginning of His way, before His works of old.
Pro 8:23 I was anointed from everlasting, from the beginning, before the earth ever was.
Pro 8:24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no springs heavy with water.
Pro 8:25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I was brought forth.
Pro 8:26 before He had made the earth, or the fields or the highest part of the dust of the world.
Pro 8:27 When He prepared the heavens, I was there; when He set a circle upon the face of the deep;
Pro 8:28 when He set the clouds above; when He made the strong fountains of the deep;
Pro 8:29 when He gave to the sea its limit that the waters should not pass His command; when He appointed the foundations of the earth;
Pro 8:30 even I was a workman at His side; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him;
Pro 8:31 rejoicing in the world, His earth; and my delight was with the sons of men.
Pro 8:32 And now listen to me, O sons; for blessed are those who keep my ways.
Pro 8:33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and do not refuse it.
Pro 8:34 Blessed is the man who hears me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
Pro 8:35 For whoever finds me finds life, and shall obtain favor from Jehovah.
Pro 8:36 But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul; all who hate me love death.

Chapter 9

Pro 9:1 Wisdom has built her house; she has carved out her seven pillars;
Pro 9:2 she has killed her beasts; she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table.
Pro 9:3 She has sent out her young women; she cries upon the highest places of the city,
Pro 9:4 The simple one, let him turn in here. To one lacking heart, she says to him,
Pro 9:5 Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed.
Pro 9:6 Forsake the foolish and live; and go in the way of understanding.
Pro 9:7 One rebuking a scorner gets shame to himself; and one rebuking a wicked one gets himself a blemish.
Pro 9:8 Do not reprove a scorner, lest he hate you; give to a wise man, and he will love you.
Pro 9:9 Give to a wise one, and he will be still wiser; teach a just one, and he will increase in learning.
Pro 9:10 The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Pro 9:11 For by Me your days shall be multiplied, and the years of your life shall be increased.
Pro 9:12 If you are wise, you shall be wise for yourself; but if you scorn, you alone shall bear it.
Pro 9:13 A foolish woman is noisy; she is simple and knows nothing.
Pro 9:14 For she sits at the door of her house, in a seat in the high places of the city,
Pro 9:15 to call those who pass by, who are going straight on their ways;
Pro 9:16 The simple one, let him turn in here. And to one lacking heart, she says to him,
Pro 9:17 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
Pro 9:18 But he does not know that the dead are there; her guests are in the depths of hell.

Chapter 10

Pro 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son is the sorrow of his mother.
Pro 10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; but righteousness delivers from death.
Pro 10:3 Jehovah will not allow the soul of the righteous to go hungry; but He casts away the desire of the wicked.
Pro 10:4 He who deals with a lazy hand becomes poor; but the hand of the hard worker makes rich.
Pro 10:5 He who gathers in summer is a wise son; but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.
Pro 10:6 Blessings are on the head of the just; but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
Pro 10:7 The memory of the just is blessed; but the name of the wicked shall rot.
Pro 10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments; but a babbling fool shall fall.
Pro 10:9 He who walks uprightly walks surely; but he who twists his ways shall be known.
Pro 10:10 He who winks the eye causes sorrow; but a babbling fool shall fall.
Pro 10:11 The mouth of a righteous one is a well of life; but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
Pro 10:12 Hatred stirs up fights, but love covers all sins.
Pro 10:13 In the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found; but a rod is for the back of him who is without understanding.
Pro 10:14 Wise ones store up knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.
Pro 10:15 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city; the ruin of the poor is their poverty.
Pro 10:16 The labor of the righteous tends to life; the fruit of the wicked tends to sin.
Pro 10:17 He who keeps instruction is in the way of life; but he who refuses reproof goes astray.
Pro 10:18 He who hides hatred with lying lips, and he who speaks a slander, is a fool.
Pro 10:19 In the multitude of words, sin is not lacking; but he who holds back his lips is wise.
Pro 10:20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver; the heart of the wicked is worth little.
Pro 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many; but fools die for lack of wisdom.
Pro 10:22 The blessing of Jehovah itself makes rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.
Pro 10:23 To work out evil devices is as laughter to a fool; so wisdom is to a man of understanding.
Pro 10:24 What the wicked fears shall come upon him; but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
Pro 10:25 As the storm passes, so the wicked is no more; but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
Pro 10:26 Like vinegar to the teeth, and like smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.
Pro 10:27 The fear of Jehovah prolongs days; but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
Pro 10:28 The hope of the righteous is gladness; but the hope of the wicked shall perish.
Pro 10:29 The way of Jehovah is strength to the upright; but ruin is to the workers of iniquity.
Pro 10:30 The righteous shall never be moved; and the wicked shall not live in the earth.
Pro 10:31 The mouth of the just brings forth wisdom; but the perverse tongue shall be cut out.
Pro 10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is pleasing; but the mouth of the wicked what is contrary.

Chapter 11

Pro 11:1 False balances are hateful to Jehovah; but a just weight is His delight.
Pro 11:2 Pride comes, then shame comes; but with the lowly is wisdom.
Pro 11:3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them; but the crookedness of traitors shall destroy them.
Pro 11:4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
Pro 11:5 The righteousness of the perfect shall make his way right, but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
Pro 11:6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them, but deceivers shall be taken in lust.
Pro 11:7 When a wicked man dies, his hope shall perish; and the hope of evil ones shall be lost.
Pro 11:8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked comes in his place.
Pro 11:9 A hypocrite corrupts his neighbor with his mouth; but through knowledge the just shall be delivered.
Pro 11:10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; and when the wicked are destroyed, there is singing.
Pro 11:11 By the blessing of the upright the city is lifted up, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
Pro 11:12 One despising his friend lacks heart, but a man of understanding remains silent.
Pro 11:13 One going with slander is a revealer of secrets, but the faithful of spirit keeps the matter hidden.
Pro 11:14 Where there is no wisdom, the people fall; but in the multitude of wise men there is safety.
Pro 11:15 He who is surety for a stranger shall be ruined; and he who hates suretyship is safe.
Pro 11:16 A gracious woman keeps honor, and the strong keep riches.
Pro 11:17 The merciful man does good to his own soul, but he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.
Pro 11:18 The wicked makes a deceitful wage; but one sowing righteousness has a sure reward.
Pro 11:19 So righteousness tends to life; but one pursuing evil, it is to his own death.
Pro 11:20 They who are of a perverse heart are hateful to Jehovah, but the upright in the way are His delight.
Pro 11:21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be innocent; but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
Pro 11:22 Like a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a beautiful woman who turns aside discretion.
Pro 11:23 The desire of the righteous is only good; the hope of the wicked is wrath.
Pro 11:24 There is one who scatters and yet increases; but one who withholds just due comes only to poverty.
Pro 11:25 The soul who gives freely shall be made fat; and he who waters shall also be watered himself.
Pro 11:26 He who withholds grain, the people shall curse him; but blessing is on the head of him who sells.
Pro 11:27 He who carefully seeks good gets favor; but he who seeks mischief, it shall come to him.
Pro 11:28 He who trusts in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall blossom like a branch.
Pro 11:29 He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind; and the fool shall be servant to the wise in heart.
Pro 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he who takes souls is wise.
Pro 11:31 Behold, the righteous shall be rewarded in the earth; much more the wicked and the sinner.

Chapter 12

Pro 12:1 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge; but he who hates correction is like a brute animal.
Pro 12:2 The good gets grace from Jehovah, but He will condemn a man of wicked thoughts.
Pro 12:3 A man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
Pro 12:4 A woman of virtue is a crown to her husband, but she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.
Pro 12:5 The thoughts of the righteous are right; the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
Pro 12:6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood; but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
Pro 12:7 The wicked are overthrown, and are gone; but the house of the righteous shall stand.
Pro 12:8 A man shall be praised according to his wisdom, but he who is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
Pro 12:9 Better is one despised, and having a servant, than he honoring himself and lacks bread.
Pro 12:10 A righteous one understands the soul of his animal; but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
Pro 12:11 He who tills his land shall be satisfied with bread; but he who follows vanities lacks heart.
Pro 12:12 The wicked desires the net of evils; but the root of the righteous yields fruit.
Pro 12:13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips, but the just shall come out of trouble.
Pro 12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the reward of a man’s hands shall be given to him.
Pro 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who listens to advice is wise.
Pro 12:16 A fool’s vexation is known in a day, but the astute one covers shame.
Pro 12:17 He who breathes truth shows forth righteousness, but a false witness deceit.
Pro 12:18 There are those who speak like the thrusts of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.
Pro 12:19 The lips of truth shall be established forever, but only while I wink is a lying tongue.
Pro 12:20 Deceit is in the heart of those who imagine evil, but to counselors of peace there is joy.
Pro 12:21 No evil shall happen to the just, but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
Pro 12:22 Lying lips are hateful to Jehovah, but those who deal truly are His delight.
Pro 12:23 A wise man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools cries out foolishness.
Pro 12:24 The hand of the hard worker shall bear rule, but the lazy shall be under service.
Pro 12:25 Heaviness in the heart of man makes it stoop, but a good word makes it glad.
Pro 12:26 The righteous is more excellent than his neighbor, but the way of the wicked seduces them.
Pro 12:27 The lazy one does not start after his game, but the wealth of a hard worker is precious.
Pro 12:28 In the way of righteousness is life, and in that pathway there is no death.

Chapter 13

Pro 13:1 A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a scorner does not hear rebuke.
Pro 13:2 From the fruit of his mouth a man shall eat good, but the soul of the treacherous eats violence.
Pro 13:3 He who keeps his mouth keeps his life; he who opens his lips wide, it is ruin to him.
Pro 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desires and has nothing; but the soul of the hard worker shall be made fat.
Pro 13:5 The righteous hates lying, but the wicked one is odious and acts shamefully.
Pro 13:6 Righteousness guards the perfect of way, but wickedness subverts a sin-offering.
Pro 13:7 There are those who act rich, yet have nothing; and those who act poor, yet have great riches.
Pro 13:8 The ransom of a man’s life is his riches, but the poor does not hear rebuke.
Pro 13:9 The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
Pro 13:10 Only by pride comes argument, but with those who take advice is wisdom.
Pro 13:11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be taken away, but he who gathers by hand shall increase.
Pro 13:12 Hope put off makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
Pro 13:13 Whoever despises the Word shall be destroyed, but he who fears the commandment shall be rewarded.
Pro 13:14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Pro 13:15 Good understanding gives favor, but the way of traitors is ever flowing.
Pro 13:16 Every wise one deals with knowledge, but a fool lays open his folly.
Pro 13:17 A wicked messenger falls into mischief, but a faithful ambassador is health.
Pro 13:18 Poverty and shame shall be to him who refuses instruction, but he who listens to correction shall be honored.
Pro 13:19 The desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but it is hateful to fools to turn from evil.
Pro 13:20 He who walks with the wise shall be wise, but a companion with fools shall be destroyed.
Pro 13:21 Evil pursues sinners, but to the righteous good shall be repaid.
Pro 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his sons’ sons, and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
Pro 13:23 Much food is in the plowed ground of the poor, but when there is no justice, it is swept away.
Pro 13:24 He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him chastens him early.
Pro 13:25 The righteous eats to the satisfying of his soul, but the belly of the wicked shall lack.

Chapter 14

Pro 14:1 A wise woman builds her house, but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.
Pro 14:2 He who walks in his uprightness fears Jehovah, but he who is perverse in his ways despises Him.
Pro 14:3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride, but the lips of the wise shall keep them.
Pro 14:4 Where no cattle are, the stall is clean, but much gain is by the strength of the ox.
Pro 14:5 A faithful witness will not lie, but a false witness will speak lies.
Pro 14:6 A scorner seeks wisdom, and it is not found, but knowledge is easy to him who understands.
Pro 14:7 Go from before a foolish man when you do not see in him the lips of knowledge.
Pro 14:8 The wisdom of the wise is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.
Pro 14:9 Fools laugh at sin, but among the righteous there is favor.
Pro 14:10 The heart knows its own bitterness, and a stranger does not share in its joy.
Pro 14:11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown, but the tent of the upright shall be blessed.
Pro 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end of it is the ways of death.
Pro 14:13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of that joy is heaviness.
Pro 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways, but a good man from himself.
Pro 14:15 The simple believes every word, but the wise man watches his step.
Pro 14:16 A wise one fears and departs from evil, but the fool rages and is sure.
Pro 14:17 He who is soon angry acts foolishly, and a man of wicked plots is hated.
Pro 14:18 The simple inherit folly, but the wise are crowned with knowledge.
Pro 14:19 The evil bow before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
Pro 14:20 The poor is hated even by his own neighbor, but the rich has many friends.
Pro 14:21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he.
Pro 14:22 Do not those who think evil go astray? But mercy and truth shall be to those who think of good.
Pro 14:23 In all labor there is gain, but the talk of the lips tends only to poverty.
Pro 14:24 The crown of the wise is their riches of wisdom; the foolishness of fools is folly.
Pro 14:25 A true witness delivers souls, but a deceitful witness speaks lies.
Pro 14:26 In the fear of Jehovah is strong hope, and His sons shall have a place of refuge.
Pro 14:27 The fear of Jehovah is a fountain of life to turn aside from the snares of death.
Pro 14:28 In the multitude of people is the king’s honor, but in the lack of people is the ruin of the prince.
Pro 14:29 He who is slow to wrath is of great understanding, but he who is hasty of spirit exalts folly.
Pro 14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh, but envy the rottenness of the bones.
Pro 14:31 He who presses the poor curses his Maker, but he who honors Him has mercy upon the poor.
Pro 14:32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness, but the righteous has hope in his death.
Pro 14:33 Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding, but among fools it is made known.
Pro 14:34 Righteousness lifts up a nation, but sin is a shame to any people.
Pro 14:35 The king’s favor is toward a wise servant, but his wrath is against him who causes shame.

Chapter 15

Pro 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.
Pro 15:2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.
Pro 15:3 The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
Pro 15:4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but crookedness in it is a break in the spirit.
Pro 15:5 A fool despises his father’s instruction, but he who listens to correction is wise.
Pro 15:6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure, but in the gain of the wicked is trouble.
Pro 15:7 The lips of the righteous send forth knowledge, but the heart of the foolish is not so.
Pro 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is a hateful thing to Jehovah, but the prayer of the upright is His delight.
Pro 15:9 The way of the wicked is hateful to Jehovah, but He loves him who pursues righteousness.
Pro 15:10 Correction is grievous to him who forsakes the way; he who hates reproof shall die.
Pro 15:11 Hell and destruction are before Jehovah; even more the hearts of the sons of men.
Pro 15:12 A scorner does not love one who corrects him, nor will he go to the wise.
Pro 15:13 A merry heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.
Pro 15:14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.
Pro 15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil, but gladness of heart is a continual feast.
Pro 15:16 Better is a little with the fear of Jehovah than great treasure and tumult with it.
Pro 15:17 Better is a dinner of vegetables where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred with it.
Pro 15:18 A wrathful man stirs up fighting, but one slow to anger calms fighting.
Pro 15:19 The way of the lazy one is like a hedge of thorns, but the way of the righteous is made plain.
Pro 15:20 A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
Pro 15:21 Folly is joy to him who is without any wisdom, but a man of understanding walks uprightly.
Pro 15:22 Without wisdom, purposes are defeated, but by many wise men they are established.
Pro 15:23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word in due season, how good it is!
Pro 15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, so that he may turn away from hell below.
Pro 15:25 Jehovah will destroy the house of the proud, but He will set up the border of the widow.
Pro 15:26 The thoughts of the wicked are very hateful to Jehovah, but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
Pro 15:27 He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes shall live.
Pro 15:28 The heart of the righteous studies to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
Pro 15:29 Jehovah is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.
Pro 15:30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart; a good report makes the bones fat.
Pro 15:31 The ear that hears the reproof of life shall remain among the wise.
Pro 15:32 He who refuses instruction despises his own soul, but he who hears reproof gets understanding.
Pro 15:33 The fear of Jehovah is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility.

Chapter 16

Pro 16:1 The ordering of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from Jehovah.
Pro 16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but Jehovah weighs the spirits.
Pro 16:3 Roll your works upon Jehovah, and your thoughts shall be established.
Pro 16:4 Jehovah has made all for His purpose; yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
Pro 16:5 Everyone proud in heart is hateful to Jehovah; though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
Pro 16:6 By mercy and truth, iniquity is purged, and by the fear of Jehovah men turn away from evil.
Pro 16:7 When a man’s ways please Jehovah, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Pro 16:8 Better is a little with righteousness than great gain without right.
Pro 16:9 A man’s heart plans his way, but Jehovah directs his steps.
Pro 16:10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king; his mouth does not transgress in judgment.
Pro 16:11 A just weight and balance are Jehovah’s; all the weights of the bag are His work.
Pro 16:12 It is a hateful thing for kings to commit wickedness; for the throne is established by righteousness.
Pro 16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him who speaks right.
Pro 16:14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death, but a wise man will quiet it.
Pro 16:15 In the light of the king’s face is life, and his favor is like a cloud of the latter rain.
Pro 16:16 How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver!
Pro 16:17 The way of the upright is to turn away from evil; he who keeps his way guards his way.
Pro 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
Pro 16:19 It is better to be of an humble spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Pro 16:20 He who handles a matter wisely shall find good, and whoever trusts in Jehovah, happy is he.
Pro 16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent, and the sweetness of the lips increases learning.
Pro 16:22 Understanding is a fountain of life to him who has it, but the instruction of fools is folly.
Pro 16:23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.
Pro 16:24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Pro 16:25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end of it is the ways of death.
Pro 16:26 He who labors works for himself, for his mouth craves it from him.
Pro 16:27 An ungodly man plots evil, and his lips are like a burning fire.
Pro 16:28 A perverse man causes fighting, and a whisperer separates chief friends.
Pro 16:29 A violent man lures his neighbor and makes him go in a way not good.
Pro 16:30 He shuts his eyes to think of perverse things; moving his lips, he brings evil to pass.
Pro 16:31 The gray head is a crown of glory, if it is found in the way of righteousness.
Pro 16:32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit is better than he who takes a city.
Pro 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap, but the whole disposing of it is from Jehovah.

Chapter 17

Pro 17:1 Better is a dry piece of bread, and quietness with it, than a house full of sacrifices with fighting.
Pro 17:2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son who causes shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brothers.
Pro 17:3 The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, but Jehovah tries the hearts.
Pro 17:4 A wicked doer gives heed to false lips; a liar gives ear to an evil tongue.
Pro 17:5 Whoever scorns the poor reviles his Maker; he who is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
Pro 17:6 Sons of sons are the crown of old men, and the glory of sons are their fathers.
Pro 17:7 An excellent lip is not fitting for a fool; much less are lying lips fitting for a prince.
Pro 17:8 A bribe is like a precious stone in the eyes of him who has it; wherever he turns, he is prudent.
Pro 17:9 He who covers a transgression seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates friends.
Pro 17:10 A reproof enters more into a wise man than a thousand stripes into a fool.
Pro 17:11 An evil one seeks only rebellion; so a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
Pro 17:12 Let a bear robbed of her cubs meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
Pro 17:13 Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
Pro 17:14 The beginning of strife is like letting out water; therefore leave off fighting, before it breaks out.
Pro 17:15 He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, even both of them are hateful to Jehovah.
Pro 17:16 Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, since he has no heart for it?
Pro 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for the time of trouble.
Pro 17:18 A man lacking heart strikes hands; he pledges in the presence of his friend.
Pro 17:19 He who loves fighting loves transgression; he who makes his gate high seeks ruin.
Pro 17:20 He who has a perverse heart finds no good, and he who has a crooked tongue falls into mischief.
Pro 17:21 He who fathers a fool does it to his sorrow; the father of a fool has no joy.
Pro 17:22 A merry heart does good like a medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.
Pro 17:23 A wicked man takes a bribe out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
Pro 17:24 Wisdom is before him who has understanding, but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
Pro 17:25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him.
Pro 17:26 And it is not good to punish the just, nor to strike princes for uprightness.
Pro 17:27 He who has knowledge uses few words; a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
Pro 17:28 Even a fool, when he is silent, is counted wise, and he who shuts his lips is counted as a man of understanding.

Chapter 18

Pro 18:1 He that separates himself seeks his own desire; he breaks out against all sound wisdom.
Pro 18:2 A fool has no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may lay itself bare.
Pro 18:3 When the wicked comes, scorn also comes, and with shame comes reproach.
Pro 18:4 The words of a man’s mouth are like deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is like a flowing stream.
Pro 18:5 It is not good to favor the person of the wicked, nor to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
Pro 18:6 A fool’s lips enter into argument, and his mouth calls for strokes.
Pro 18:7 A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
Pro 18:8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Pro 18:9 Also he who is slack in his work is brother to a great destroyer.
Pro 18:10 The name of Jehovah is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
Pro 18:11 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and as a high wall in his own mind.
Pro 18:12 Before shattering, the heart of man is proud, and before honor is humility.
Pro 18:13 If one answers a matter before he hears, it is folly and shame to him.
Pro 18:14 The spirit of a man will nourish his sickness, but a wounded spirit who can bear?
Pro 18:15 The heart of the prudent gets knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
Pro 18:16 A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.
Pro 18:17 The first in his cause seems just, but his neighbor comes and searches him.
Pro 18:18 The lot causes arguments to cease, and divides between the mighty.
Pro 18:19 A brother offended is like a strong city; and their disagreements are like the bars of a fortress.
Pro 18:20 A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; he shall be satisfied with the product of his lips.
Pro 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it shall eat the fruit of it.
Pro 18:22 Whoever finds a wife finds good and gets favor from Jehovah.
Pro 18:23 The poor speaks humble requests, but the rich answers roughly.
Pro 18:24 A man who has friends may be broken up, but there is a Lover who sticks closer than a brother.

Chapter 19

Pro 19:1 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
Pro 19:2 Also without knowledge the soul is not good, and he who hurries with his feet sins.
Pro 19:3 The foolishness of man perverts his way, and his heart frets against Jehovah.
Pro 19:4 Wealth makes many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbor.
Pro 19:5 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and a breather of lies shall not escape.
Pro 19:6 Many will beg the favor of a ruler, and all are friends to a man who gives gifts.
Pro 19:7 All the brothers of the poor man hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him? He pursues them with words, yet they are lacking.
Pro 19:8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding shall find good.
Pro 19:9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and one speaking lies shall perish.
Pro 19:10 Luxury is not becoming for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
Pro 19:11 The judgment of a man puts off his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
Pro 19:12 The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion; but his favor is like dew on the grass.
Pro 19:13 A foolish son is ruin to his father, and the quarreling of a wife is a never-ending dripping.
Pro 19:14 Houses and riches are the inheritance of fathers, and a prudent wife is from Jehovah.
Pro 19:15 Laziness throws one into a deep sleep, and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
Pro 19:16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his own soul; he who despises His ways shall die.
Pro 19:17 He who has pity upon the poor lends to Jehovah, and He will reward his dealing to him.
Pro 19:18 Chasten your son while there is hope, and do not set your soul on making him die.
Pro 19:19 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment; for if you deliver him yet you must do it again.
Pro 19:20 Hear advice, and receive instruction, so that you may be wise in your latter end.
Pro 19:21 There are many purposes in a man’s heart, but the counsel of Jehovah shall stand.
Pro 19:22 The charm of a man is his kindness, and a poor man is better than a liar.
Pro 19:23 The fear of Jehovah tends to life, and he rests satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
Pro 19:24 A lazy one puts his hand in a dish, and he will not return it to his mouth.
Pro 19:25 Strike a scorner, and the simple will beware; reprove one who has understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
Pro 19:26 He who assaults his father and chases away his mother is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.
Pro 19:27 My son, cease to hear the discipline, only to stray from the words of knowledge.
Pro 19:28 An ungodly witness scorns judgment, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.
Pro 19:29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.

Chapter 20

Pro 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and whoever goes astray by it is not wise.
Pro 20:2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion; whoever stirs him up to anger sins against his own soul.
Pro 20:3 It is an honor for a man to cease from strife, but every fool exposes himself.
Pro 20:4 The lazy one will not plow; after the autumn he shall beg in harvest and have nothing.
Pro 20:5 Wisdom in the heart of man is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.
Pro 20:6 Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, but a faithful man who can find?
Pro 20:7 The just walks in his integrity; his sons are blessed after him.
Pro 20:8 A king who sits in the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.
Pro 20:9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean; I am pure from my sin?
Pro 20:10 Different kinds of weights, different kinds of measures, both are hateful to Jehovah.
Pro 20:11 Even a child is known by his own doings, whether his work is pure and whether it is right.
Pro 20:12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye, Jehovah has made both of them.
Pro 20:13 Do not love sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes and you shall be satisfied with bread.
Pro 20:14 It is bad! Bad, says the buyer; but when it is left to him, then he boasts.
Pro 20:15 There is gold and a multitude of rubies; but the lips of knowledge are a rare jewel.
Pro 20:16 Take the garment of him who is surety for a stranger; and take a pledge from him for strangers.
Pro 20:17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
Pro 20:18 Purposes are established by counsel; and with good advice make war.
Pro 20:19 A gossip is a revealer of secrets; so do not mix with him who flatters with his lips.
Pro 20:20 Whoever curses his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in deep darkness.
Pro 20:21 An inheritance gotten hastily in the beginning, even the end of it shall not be blessed.
Pro 20:22 Do not say, I will repay evil; wait on Jehovah, and He will save you.
Pro 20:23 Different kinds of weights are hateful to Jehovah, and a false balance is not good.
Pro 20:24 Man’s steps are of Jehovah; how can a man then understand his own way?
Pro 20:25 It is a snare to a man to say rashly, A holy thing, and afterward vows to ask about it.
Pro 20:26 A wise king scatters the wicked and brings the wheel over them.
Pro 20:27 The spirit of man is the lamp of Jehovah, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
Pro 20:28 Mercy and truth preserve the king; and his throne is upheld by mercy.
Pro 20:29 The glory of young men is their strength; and the beauty of old men is the gray head.
Pro 20:30 The stripes of a wound cleanses away evil, and strokes the inward parts of the belly.

Chapter 21

Pro 21:1 The king’s heart is in the hand of Jehovah as the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He will.
Pro 21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but Jehovah ponders the hearts.
Pro 21:3 To do justice and judgment is more pleasing to Jehovah than sacrifice.
Pro 21:4 A high look, a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.
Pro 21:5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenty; but the thoughts of everyone who is hasty only to poverty.
Pro 21:6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro by those who seek death.
Pro 21:7 The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them, because they refuse to do judgment.
Pro 21:8 The way of a guilty man is perverted; but the pure, his work is right.
Pro 21:9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop than with a quarrelsome woman and to share a house.
Pro 21:10 The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.
Pro 21:11 When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise; and when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
Pro 21:12 The righteous wisely considers the house of the wicked; but God overthrows the wicked for their wickedness.
Pro 21:13 Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
Pro 21:14 A gift in secret quiets anger; and a bribe in the bosom quiets strong wrath.
Pro 21:15 It is joy to the just to do judgment, but ruin shall be to the workers of iniquity.
Pro 21:16 The man who wanders out of the way of understanding shall rest in the assembly of departed spirits.
Pro 21:17 He who loves pleasure shall be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil shall not be rich.
Pro 21:18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.
Pro 21:19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness than with a quarrelsome and angry woman.
Pro 21:20 A desirable treasure and oil are in the home of the wise; but a foolish man swallows it up.
Pro 21:21 He who follows after righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor.
Pro 21:22 A wise one scales the city of the mighty and brings down the strength of its hope.
Pro 21:23 Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.
Pro 21:24 Proud, haughty scorner is his name, he who deals in proud wrath.
Pro 21:25 The desire of the lazy man kills him, for his hands have refused to work.
Pro 21:26 He covets greedily all the day long; but the righteous gives and spares not.
Pro 21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is hateful to God; how much more when he brings it with a wicked mind?
Pro 21:28 A false witness shall perish, but the man who hears speaks on and on.
Pro 21:29 A wicked man hardens his face, but the upright establishes his way.
Pro 21:30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against Jehovah.
Pro 21:31 The horse is prepared for the day of battle; but safety is from Jehovah.

Chapter 22

Pro 22:1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches; and loving favor rather than silver or gold.
Pro 22:2 The rich and poor meet together; Jehovah is the maker of them all.
Pro 22:3 A prudent one foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.
Pro 22:4 By humility and the fear of Jehovah are riches and honor and life.
Pro 22:5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; he who keeps his soul shall be far from them.
Pro 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Pro 22:7 The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
Pro 22:8 He who sows iniquity shall reap vanity; and the rod of his anger shall fail.
Pro 22:9 He who has a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he gives of his bread to the poor.
Pro 22:10 Cast out the scorner, and fighting shall go out; yes, quarrels and shame shall cease.
Pro 22:11 He who loves pureness of heart, grace is on his lips; the king shall be his friend.
Pro 22:12 The eyes of Jehovah keep knowledge, and He overthrows the words of the transgressor.
Pro 22:13 The lazy one says, There is a lion outside; I shall be killed in the streets.
Pro 22:14 The mouth of strange women is a deep pit; those despised by Jehovah shall fall there.
Pro 22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
Pro 22:16 He who crushes the poor to multiply for himself, and he who gives to the rich, only to come to poverty.
Pro 22:17 Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to My knowledge.
Pro 22:18 For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; they shall all be fitted in your lips,
Pro 22:19 so that your trust may be in Jehovah, I have made known to you this day, even to you.
Pro 22:20 Have I not written to you excellent things in counsels and knowledge,
Pro 22:21 that I might make you know the sureness of the words of truth; to return the words of truth to those who send to you?
Pro 22:22 Do not rob the poor, because he is poor; nor press down the afflicted in the gate;
Pro 22:23 for Jehovah will plead their cause, and strip the soul of those who plunder them.
Pro 22:24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and you shall not go up with a man of fury,
Pro 22:25 lest you learn his ways and get a snare to your soul.
Pro 22:26 Be not one of those who strike hands, of those who are sureties for debts.
Pro 22:27 If you have nothing to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you?
Pro 22:28 Do not remove the old landmark which your fathers have set.
Pro 22:29 Do you see a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before unknown men.

Chapter 23

Pro 23:1 When you sit down to eat with a ruler, look carefully at what is before you;
Pro 23:2 and put a knife to your throat, if you are a man given to appetite.
Pro 23:3 Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceitful food.
Pro 23:4 Do not labor to be rich; cease from your own understanding.
Pro 23:5 Will your eyes fly on it? And it is gone! For surely it makes wings for itself; it flies into the heavens like an eagle.
Pro 23:6 Do not eat the bread of him who has an evil eye, nor desire his dainty foods;
Pro 23:7 for as he thinks in his heart, so is he; Eat and drink, he says to you, but his heart is not with you.
Pro 23:8 Your bit which you have eaten, you shall vomit up, and spoil your pleasant words.
Pro 23:9 Do not speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.
Pro 23:10 Do not remove the old landmarks, and do not enter into the fields of the fatherless;
Pro 23:11 for their Redeemer is mighty; He shall plead their cause with you.
Pro 23:12 Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to the words of knowledge.
Pro 23:13 Do not withhold correction from a boy, for if you beat him with the rod, he will not die.
Pro 23:14 You shall beat him with the rod, and shall deliver his soul from hell.
Pro 23:15 My son, if your heart is wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.
Pro 23:16 Yea, my heart shall rejoice when your lips speak right things.
Pro 23:17 Do not let your heart envy sinners; but be in the fear of Jehovah all the day long.
Pro 23:18 For surely there is a hereafter, and your hope shall not be cut off.
Pro 23:19 My son, hear and be wise, and guide your heart in the way.
Pro 23:20 Do not be among those who drink much wine, among gluttons for flesh for themselves,
Pro 23:21 for the drunkard and the glutton lose all, and sleepiness shall clothe a man with rags.
Pro 23:22 Listen to your father who sired you, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
Pro 23:23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
Pro 23:24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice; and he who fathers a wise child shall have joy from him.
Pro 23:25 Your father and your mother shall be glad, and she who bore you shall rejoice.
Pro 23:26 My son, give Me your heart, and let your eyes watch My ways.
Pro 23:27 For a harlot is a deep ditch, and a strange woman is a narrow pit.
Pro 23:28 She also lies in wait as for prey, and increases the treacherous among men.
Pro 23:29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has fighting? Who has babbling? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes?
Pro 23:30 Those who stay long at the wine, those who go to seek mixed wine.
Pro 23:31 Do not look upon the wine when it is red, when it gives its color in the cup, when it goes down smoothly
Pro 23:32 At the last it bites like an asp and stings like an adder.
Pro 23:33 Your eyes shall look upon strange women and your heart shall speak perverse things.
Pro 23:34 Yes, you shall be as one who lies down in the middle of the sea, or as one who lies upon the top of a mast,
Pro 23:35 saying, They struck me; I was not sick; they beat me, but I did not know it. When I awaken, I will add more. I will seek it again.

Chapter 24

Pro 24:1 Do not be jealous of evil men, nor desire to be with them.
Pro 24:2 For their heart studies ruin, and their lips talk of mischief.
Pro 24:3 Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established;
Pro 24:4 and by knowledge the rooms shall be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
Pro 24:5 A wise man is strong; yes, a man of knowledge increases strength.
Pro 24:6 For by wise counsel you shall make your war; and in a multitude of wise men there is safety.
Pro 24:7 Wisdom is too high for a fool; he does not open his mouth in the gate.
Pro 24:8 He who plots to do evil shall be called a master of wicked thoughts.
Pro 24:9 The thought of foolishness is sin; and the scorner is hateful to men.
Pro 24:10 If you faint in the day of trial, your strength is small.
Pro 24:11 Deliver those being taken to death, and those stumbling to be killed, unless you hold back.
Pro 24:12 If you say, Behold, we did not know; does not He who searches the heart consider it? And the Keeper of your soul, does He know? And He repays to a man according to his works.
Pro 24:13 My son, eat honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb is sweet to your palate;
Pro 24:14 so shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul; when you have found it, then there shall be a reward, and your hope shall not be cut off.
Pro 24:15 Wicked one, do not lie in ambush at the dwelling of the righteous; do not spoil his resting place;
Pro 24:16 for a just one falls seven times, and rises up again; but the wicked shall fall into evil.
Pro 24:17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;
Pro 24:18 lest Jehovah see, and it displease Him, and He turn away His wrath from him.
Pro 24:19 Do not fret yourself because of evil ones, nor be jealous of the wicked;
Pro 24:20 for there shall not be a hereafter to the evil; the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
Pro 24:21 My son, fear Jehovah and the king; and do not fellowship with those who are given to change;
Pro 24:22 for their trouble shall rise suddenly, and who knows the ruin of them both?
Pro 24:23 These also are for the wise: To have respect of persons in judgment is not good.
Pro 24:24 He who says to the wicked, You are righteous; the people shall curse him and nations shall abhor him.
Pro 24:25 But to those who rebuke him, it shall be a delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.
Pro 24:26 He shall kiss the lips that return right words.
Pro 24:27 Prepare your work outside, and make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterwards build your house.
Pro 24:28 Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, nor deceive with your lips.
Pro 24:29 Do not say, I will do so to him as he has done to me; I will give to the man according to his work.
Pro 24:30 I went by the field of the lazy man, and by the vineyard of the man without understanding;
Pro 24:31 and, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face of it, and its stone wall was broken down.
Pro 24:32 Then I saw; I set my heart on it; I looked and I received instruction.
Pro 24:33 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to lie down;
Pro 24:34 then your poverty comes stalking, and your want like a man armed with a shield.

Chapter 25

Pro 25:1 These are also proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.
Pro 25:2 The glory of God is to hide a thing; but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.
Pro 25:3 The heavens for height, and the earth for depth, but the heart of kings is without searching.
Pro 25:4 Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the refiner.
Pro 25:5 Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be founded in righteousness.
Pro 25:6 Do not put yourself forth in the presence of the king, and do not stand in the place of the great;
Pro 25:7 for it is better that it should be said to you, Come up here, than that you should be put lower in the presence of a noble whom your eyes have seen.
Pro 25:8 Do not go forth quickly to fight, lest you know not what to do in the end of it, when your neighbor has put you to shame.
Pro 25:9 Debate your cause with your neighbor; and do not uncover a secret to another,
Pro 25:10 lest he who hears it put you to shame, and your evil report turn not away.
Pro 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Pro 25:12 As a ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon a hearing ear.
Pro 25:13 Like cold snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to his senders; for he makes return to his master’s soul.
Pro 25:14 A man boasting himself in a false gift is like clouds and wind, but no rain.
Pro 25:15 In being slow to anger a ruler is won over, and a soft tongue breaks the bone.
Pro 25:16 Have you found honey? Eat only as much as is enough for you, lest you be filled with it and vomit it.
Pro 25:17 Withdraw your foot from your neighbor’s house, lest he be weary of you and hate you.
Pro 25:18 A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.
Pro 25:19 Trust in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.
Pro 25:20 As he who takes away a garment in cold weather, as vinegar upon niter, so is he who sings songs to a heavy heart.
Pro 25:21 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,
Pro 25:22 for you shall heap coals of fire upon his head, and Jehovah shall reward you.
Pro 25:23 The north wind drives away rain; so does an angry face a backbiting tongue.
Pro 25:24 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop than with a quarreling woman and to share a house.
Pro 25:25 Like cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
Pro 25:26 A righteous man falling down before the wicked is like a troubled fountain and a rotten spring.
Pro 25:27 It is not good to eat much honey; so for men to search their own glory is not glory.
Pro 25:28 He who has no rule over his own spirit is like a broken down city without a wall.

Chapter 26

Pro 26:1 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor is not becoming for a fool.
Pro 26:2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse without cause shall not come.
Pro 26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool’s back.
Pro 26:4 Do not answer a fool according to his foolishness, lest you also be like him.
Pro 26:5 Answer a fool according to his foolishness, so that he may not be wise in his own eyes.
Pro 26:6 He who sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off the feet and drinks down damage.
Pro 26:7 The legs of the lame are not equal; so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Pro 26:8 As he who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a fool.
Pro 26:9 As a thorn goes up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
Pro 26:10 Great is the Former of all, but he who hires a fool is like one who hires one passing by.
Pro 26:11 As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool returns to his folly.
Pro 26:12 Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Pro 26:13 The lazy one says, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
Pro 26:14 As the door turns upon its hinges, so does the lazy man turn upon his bed.
Pro 26:15 The lazy man hides his hand in his bosom; it grieves him to bring it again to his mouth.
Pro 26:16 The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who can give a reason.
Pro 26:17 He who passes by enraging himself over strife not his own is like one who takes a dog by the ears,
Pro 26:18 or like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death.
Pro 26:19 so is the man who deceives his neighbor and says, Am I not joking?
Pro 26:20 Where there is no wood, the fire goes out; and where there is no talebearer, the fighting ceases.
Pro 26:21 As coals to burning coals, and wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man to kindle fighting.
Pro 26:22 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Pro 26:23 Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a broken piece of pottery with silver waste.
Pro 26:24 He who hates pretends with his lips and stores up deceit within him.
Pro 26:25 When he makes his voice gracious, do not believe him; for seven hateful things are in his heart.
Pro 26:26 He whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shown before the congregation.
Pro 26:27 Whoever digs a pit shall fall into it; and he who rolls a stone, it will turn back to him.
Pro 26:28 A lying tongue hates those afflicted by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Chapter 27

Pro 27:1 Do not boast yourself of tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.
Pro 27:2 Let another man praise you, and not your mouth; a stranger, and not your lips.
Pro 27:3 A stone is heavy, and sand is heavy; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both.
Pro 27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is overwhelming; but who is able to stand before envy?
Pro 27:5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.
Pro 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
Pro 27:7 The full soul despises a honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
Pro 27:8 As a bird that wanders from her nest, so is a man who wanders from his place.
Pro 27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart; so does the sweetness of one’s friend by advice from the heart.
Pro 27:10 Your own friend, and your father’s friend, do not forsake them; nor go to your brother’s house in the day of your trouble; better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off.
Pro 27:11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, so that I may answer him who shames me.
Pro 27:12 A sensible one foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.
Pro 27:13 Take his robe that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge from him for a strange woman.
Pro 27:14 He who blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
Pro 27:15 A never-ending dropping in a very rainy day and a quarrelsome woman are alike.
Pro 27:16 Whoever hides her hides the wind, and his right hand encounters slippery oil.
Pro 27:17 Iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the face of his friend.
Pro 27:18 Whoever keeps the fig tree shall eat its fruit; so he who waits on his master shall be honored.
Pro 27:19 As in water face answers to face, so the heart of man answers to man.
Pro 27:20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
Pro 27:21 As the refining pot for silver and the furnace for gold, so is a man to his praise.
Pro 27:22 Though you should pound a fool in a bowl with a bar in the midst of wheat, his foolishness will not depart from him.
Pro 27:23 Know well the face of your flocks; set your heart on your herds.
Pro 27:24 For riches are not forever; nor the crown from generation to generation.
Pro 27:25 When the hay is removed, and the tender grass is seen, and mountain-plants are gathered,
Pro 27:26 the lambs are for your clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
Pro 27:27 And you shall have goats’ milk enough for your food, for the food of your household, and a living for your young women.

Chapter 28

Pro 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursues; but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Pro 28:2 Because of the transgression of a land, many are its rulers; but it is prolonged by a man of discernment who knows right.
Pro 28:3 A poor man who crushes the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food.
Pro 28:4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked; but those who keep the law plead against them.
Pro 28:5 Evil men do not understand judgment; but those who seek Jehovah understand all things.
Pro 28:6 Better is the poor who walks in his uprightness than he who is perverse in his ways, though he is rich.
Pro 28:7 Whoever keeps the law is a wise son, but a companion of gluttons shames his father.
Pro 28:8 He who increases his wealth by interest and unjust gain, he shall gather it for him who will pity the poor.
Pro 28:9 He who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is a hateful thing.
Pro 28:10 Whoever causes the righteous man to go astray in an evil way, he himself shall fall into his own pit; but the upright shall inherit good.
Pro 28:11 The rich man is wise in his own eyes; but the poor who has understanding searches him out.
Pro 28:12 When the righteous rejoice, there is great glory; but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
Pro 28:13 He who covers his sins shall not be blessed; but whoever confesses and leaves them shall have mercy.
Pro 28:14 Blessed is the man dreading God, but he who hardens his heart shall fall into mischief.
Pro 28:15 Like a roaring lion and a ranging bear, so is a wicked ruler over the helpless people.
Pro 28:16 A ruler lacking understanding even adds oppressions; he who hates unjust gain shall prolong his days.
Pro 28:17 A man who is pressed down with the blood of a soul shall flee to the pit; do not let them uphold him.
Pro 28:18 Whoever walks uprightly shall be saved; but he who is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
Pro 28:19 He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, but he pursuing vanities shall have poverty enough.
Pro 28:20 A faithful man shall overflow with blessings, but he who makes haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
Pro 28:21 To have respect of persons is not good; yea, for a piece of bread a man will transgress.
Pro 28:22 He who hastens to be rich has an evil eye, and does not know that poverty will come upon him.
Pro 28:23 He who rebukes a man shall afterwards find more favor than he who flatters with the tongue.
Pro 28:24 Whoever robs his father or his mother and says, It is no sin; he shall be a companion to a destroyer.
Pro 28:25 He who is of a proud heart stirs up fighting; but he who puts his trust in Jehovah shall be made fat.
Pro 28:26 He who trusts in his own heart is a fool; but whoever walks wisely, he shall be delivered.
Pro 28:27 He who gives to the poor shall not lack, but he who hides his eyes shall have many a curse.
Pro 28:28 When the wicked rise, a man hides himself, but when they perish, the righteous increase.

Chapter 29

Pro 29:1 A man who hardens his neck when reproved shall be suddenly broken, and there will be no healing.
Pro 29:2 When the righteous increase, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people mourn.
Pro 29:3 Whoever loves wisdom rejoices his father; but a companion of harlots wastes wealth.
Pro 29:4 The king establishes the land by judgment; but he taking bribes tears it down.
Pro 29:5 A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.
Pro 29:6 In the sin of an evil man there is a snare; but the righteous sings and rejoices.
Pro 29:7 The righteous knows the plea of the poor; the wicked cares not to know it.
Pro 29:8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare, but the wise turn away wrath.
Pro 29:9 If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether he rages or laughs, there is no rest.
Pro 29:10 Men of blood hate the upright; but the just seek his soul.
Pro 29:11 A fool speaks all his mind; but a wise one keeps it in until afterwards.
Pro 29:12 If a ruler listens to lies, all his servants are wicked.
Pro 29:13 The poor and the deceitful man meet together; Jehovah gives light to the eyes of both.
Pro 29:14 A king who truly judges the weak, his throne shall be established forever.
Pro 29:15 The rod and rebuke give wisdom, but a boy sent off causes shame to his mother.
Pro 29:16 When the wicked are multiplied, sin increases; but the righteous shall see their fall.
Pro 29:17 Correct your son, and he shall give you rest; yea, he shall give delight to your soul.
Pro 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish; but he who keeps the law, he is blessed.
Pro 29:19 A servant will not be corrected by words, for though he understands, he will not answer.
Pro 29:20 Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Pro 29:21 He pampering his servant from youth, that one in his latter days shall be his successor.
Pro 29:22 An angry man stirs up fighting, and a furious man abounds in sin.
Pro 29:23 A man’s pride shall bring him low; but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.
Pro 29:24 He who shares with a thief hates his own soul; he hears an oath and does not tell.
Pro 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever puts his trust in Jehovah shall be safe.
Pro 29:26 Many seek the ruler’s favor; but each man’s judgment comes from Jehovah.
Pro 29:27 An unjust man is a hateful thing to the just; and he who is upright in the way is hateful to the wicked.

Chapter 30

Pro 30:1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, the prophecy: The man spoke to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal, saying,
Pro 30:2 Surely I am more like an animal than any man, and do not have the understanding of a man.
Pro 30:3 I have not learned wisdom, nor the knowledge of the holy.
Pro 30:4 Who has gone up to Heaven and has come down? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in His garments? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name? Surely you know.
Pro 30:5 Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
Pro 30:6 Do not add to His Words, lest He reprove you and you be found a liar.
Pro 30:7 I have asked two things from You; do not deny them before I die;
Pro 30:8 remove far from me vanity and a lying word; give me neither poverty or riches; tear for me my portion of bread,
Pro 30:9 lest I be full and deceive, and say, Who is Jehovah? Or lest I be poor, and steal, and violate the name of my God.
Pro 30:10 Do not accuse a servant to his master, lest he curse you, and you be found guilty.
Pro 30:11 There is a generation that curses their father, and does not bless their mother.
Pro 30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their own filth.
Pro 30:13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! And their eyelids are lifted up.
Pro 30:14 There is a generation whose teeth are like swords, and their jaw teeth like knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
Pro 30:15 The leech has two daughters, crying, Give, give! Three things are never satisfied, yea, four things never say, Enough!
Pro 30:16 The grave; and the barren womb, the earth not filled with water, and the fire, have not said, Enough.
Pro 30:17 The eye that mocks at his father and despises to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
Pro 30:18 Three things are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I do not know:
Pro 30:19 the way of an eagle in the air; the way of a snake on a rock; the way of a ship in the middle of the sea; and the way of a man with a maiden.
Pro 30:20 Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eats, and wipes her mouth, and says, I have done no evil.
Pro 30:21 Under three things the earth quakes, and under four it is not able to bear up:
Pro 30:22 for a servant when he reigns; and a fool when he is filled with food;
Pro 30:23 for a hateful woman when she is married; and a servant girl that is heir to her mistress.
Pro 30:24 Four things are little on the earth, but they are exceedingly wise:
Pro 30:25 the ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their food in the summer;
Pro 30:26 the rock-badgers are not a mighty people, yet they make their houses in the rock;
Pro 30:27 the locusts have no king, yet they go forth by bands, all of them;
Pro 30:28 you can take the lizard with the hands, yet it is in king’s palaces.
Pro 30:29 There are three things which go well in a march, yea, four that go well in walking:
Pro 30:30 a lion is mighty among beasts and does not turn away for any;
Pro 30:31 one girded in the loins; and a he-goat; and a king when his army is with him.
Pro 30:32 If you have done foolishly in lifting yourself up, or if you have thought evil, lay your hand on your mouth.
Pro 30:33 Surely the churning of milk brings forth butter, and the wringing of the nose brings forth blood; so the forcing of wrath brings forth fighting.

Chapter 31

Pro 31:1 The words of King Lemuel, the prophecy which his mother taught him.
Pro 31:2 What, my son? And what, the son of my womb? And what, the son of my vows?
Pro 31:3 Do not give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings.
Pro 31:4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes to lust for strong drink;
Pro 31:5 lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.
Pro 31:6 Give strong drink to him who is ready to perish, and wine to those who are of heavy hearts.
Pro 31:7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.
Pro 31:8 Open your mouth for the dumb, for the cause of all the sons of those passing away.
Pro 31:9 Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
Pro 31:10 Who can find a woman of virtue? For her value is far above rubies.
Pro 31:11 The heart of her husband trusts safely in her, so that he shall have no need of plunder.
Pro 31:12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
Pro 31:13 She seeks wool and flax, and works willingly with her hands.
Pro 31:14 She is like the merchants’ ships; she brings her food from afar.
Pro 31:15 She also rises while it is still night, and gives food to her household, and a share to her young women.
Pro 31:16 She considers a field, and buys it; with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
Pro 31:17 She binds her loins with strength, and makes her arms strong.
Pro 31:18 She sees that her merchandise is good; her lamp does not go out by night.
Pro 31:19 She lays her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
Pro 31:20 She stretches out her hand to the poor; yea, she reaches forth her hands to the needy.
Pro 31:21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household; for all her household are clothed with scarlet.
Pro 31:22 She makes herself coverings; her clothing is silk and purple.
Pro 31:23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.
Pro 31:24 She makes fine linen and sells it, and delivers girdles to the merchants.
Pro 31:25 Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
Pro 31:26 She opens her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
Pro 31:27 She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Pro 31:28 Her sons rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her.
Pro 31:29 Many daughters have done well, but you excel them all.
Pro 31:30 Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears Jehovah, she shall be praised.
Pro 31:31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.