6 Blessings are on the head of the righteous,
7 oThe memory of the righteous is a blessing,
but pthe name of the wicked will rot.
8 qThe wise of heart will receive commandments,
but a babbling fool will come to ruin.
9 rWhoever walks in integrity walks securely,
but he who makes his ways crooked swill be found out.
10 Whoever twinks the eye causes trouble,
and a babbling fool will come to ruin.
but the mouth of the wicked nconceals violence.
12 Hatred stirs up strife,
but wlove covers all offenses.
13 On the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found,
18 The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,
and whoever utters slander is a fool.
13 Whoever rgoes about slandering reveals secrets,
but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.
5 hThe thoughts of the righteous are just;
the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
6 The words of the wicked ilie in wait for blood,
but jthe mouth of the upright delivers them.
vbut the righteous escapes from trouble.
15 yThe way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
but a wise man listens to advice.
16 zThe vexation of a fool is known at once,
but the prudent ignores an insult.
but ba false witness utters deceit.
18 cThere is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,
but the tongue of the wise brings dhealing.
20 Deceit is in the heart of fthose who devise evil,
but those who plan peace have joy.
21 gNo ill befalls the righteous,
but the wicked are filled with trouble.
23 kA prudent man conceals knowledge,
kbut the heart of fools proclaims folly.
16 qEvery prudent man acts with knowledge,
rbut a fool flaunts his folly.
17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
but sa faithful envoy brings healing.
8 The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way,
but the folly of fools is deceiving.
but a fool is reckless and careless.
27 yA worthless man plots evil,
28 aA dishonest man spreads strife,
29 A man of violence dentices his neighbor
and leads him in a way that is not good.
he who fpurses his lips brings evil to pass.
4 An evildoer listens to wicked lips,
and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.
9 Whoever zcovers an offense seeks love,
but he who repeats a matter aseparates close friends.
19 Whoever loves transgression loves strife;
he who lmakes his door high seeks destruction.
20 mA man of crooked heart does not discover good,
and one with a dishonest tongue falls into calamity.
24 sThe discerning sets his face toward wisdom,
but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
18 Whoever yisolates himself seeks his own desire;
he breaks out against all sound judgment.
2 A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,
but only zin expressing his opinion.
23 The poor use entreaties,
but ythe rich answer roughly.
4 fWealth brings many new friends,
fbut a poor man is deserted by his friend.
6 Many seek the favor of a generous man,1
and everyone is a friend to a man who gives igifts.
6 Many a man hproclaims his own steadfast love,
but ia faithful man who can find?
8 lA king who sits on the throne of judgment
mwinnows all evil with his eyes.
14 “Bad, bad,” says the buyer,
but when he goes away, then he boasts.
19 Whoever egoes about slandering reveals secrets;
28 uSteadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king,
and by steadfast love his vthrone is upheld.
8 The way of the guilty mis crooked,
but the conduct of the pure is upright.
29 A wicked man puts on a bold face,
and equarreling and abuse will cease.
11 He who floves purity of heart,
23 When you sit down to eat with a ruler,
observe carefully what1 is before you,
2 and put a knife to your throat
if you are given to appetite.
3 cDo not desire his delicacies,
for they are deceptive food.
ido not desire his delicacies,
7 for he is like one who is inwardly calculating.2
“Eat and drink!” he says to you,
but his jheart is not with you.
8 You will vomit up the morsels that you have eaten,
and waste your pleasant words.
5 take away sthe wicked from the presence of the king,
and his tthrone will be established in righteousness.
6 Whoever sends a message by the hand of a fool
cuts off his own feet and edrinks violence.
10 Like an archer who wounds everyone
is one who hires a passing fool or drunkard.1
24 Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips
and harbors deceit in his heart;
25 vwhen he speaks graciously, believe him not,
for there are wseven abominations in his heart;
26 though his hatred be covered with deception,
his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.
27 xWhoever digs a pit will fall into it,
and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling.
28 A lying tongue hates its victims,
and a flattering mouth works ruin.
21 To show kpartiality is not good,
but for la piece of bread a man will do wrong.
5 iA man who flatters his neighbor
spreads ja net for his feet.
12 If a ruler listens to falsehood,
all his officials will be wicked.
19 By mere words a servant is not disciplined,
for though he understands, he will not respond.
21 Whoever pampers his servant from childhood
will in the end find him his heir.1