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  1. A wise son makes his father glad: but a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
  2. Treasures shall not profit the lawless: but righteousness shall deliver from death.
  3. The Lord will not famish a righteous soul: but he will overthrow the life of the ungodly.

  4. Poverty brings a man low: but the hands of the vigorous make rich. A son who is instructed shall be wise, and shall use the fool for a servant.
  5. A wise son is saved from heat: but a lawless son is blighted of the winds in harvest.

  6. The blessing of the Lord is upon the head of the just: but untimely grief shall cover the mouth of the ungodly.
  7. The memory of the just is praised; but the name of the ungodly man is extinguished.
  8. A wise man in heart will receive commandments; but he that is unguarded in his lips shall be overthrown in his perverseness.
  9. He that walks simply, walks confidently; but he that perverts his ways shall be known.
  10. He that winks with his eyes deceitfully, procures griefs for men; but he that reproves boldly is a peacemaker.
  11. There is a fountain of life in the hand of a righteous man; but destruction shall cover the mouth of the ungodly.

  12. Hatred stirs up strife; but affection covers all that do not love strife.
  13. He that brings forth wisdom from his lips smites the [a] fool with a rod.
  14. The wise will hide discretion; but the mouth of the hasty draws near to ruin.
  15. The wealth of rich men is a strong city; but poverty is the ruin of the ungodly.
  16. The works of the righteous produce life; but the fruits of the ungodly produce sins.
  17. Instruction keeps the right ways of life; but instruction unchastened goes astray.

  18. Righteous lips cover enmity; but they that utter railings are most foolish.
  19. By a multitude of words thou shalt not escape sin; but if thou refrain thy lips thou wilt be prudent.
  20. The tongue of the just is tried silver; but the heart of the ungodly shall fail.
  21. The lips of the righteous know sublime truths: but the foolish die in want.
  22. The blessing of the Lord is upon the head of the righteous; it enriches him, and grief of heart shall not be added to it.

  23. A fool does mischief in [b] sport; but wisdom brings forth prudence for a man.

  24. The ungodly is engulphed in destruction; but the desire of the righteous is acceptable.
  25. When the storm passes by, the ungodly vanishes away; but the righteous turns aside and escapes for ever.
  26. As a sour grape is hurtful to the teeth, and smoke to the eyes, so iniquity hurts those that practise it.
  27. The fear of the Lord adds length of days: but the years of the ungodly shall be shortened.
  28. Joy rests long with the righteous: but the hope of the ungodly shall perish.
  29. The fear of the Lord is a strong hold of the saints: but ruin comes to them that work wickedness.

  30. The righteous shall never fail: but the ungodly shall not dwell in the earth.
  31. The mouth of the righteous drops wisdom: but the tongue of the unjust shall perish.
  32. The lips of just men drop grace: but the mouth of the ungodly is perverse.

[a] Lit. heartless man, Hebraism. [b] Gr. laughter.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons, Ltd., London, 1851]

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