Proverbs 1:5; Proverbs 3:35; Proverbs 9:8–9; Proverbs 10:14; Proverbs 11:29; Proverbs 14:3; Proverbs 14:16; Proverbs 14:24; Proverbs 15:2; Proverbs 15:7; Proverbs 16:21; Proverbs 16:23; Proverbs 18:15; Proverbs 21:11; Proverbs 21:20; Proverbs 21:22; Proverbs 24:23–25; Proverbs 29:8; Proverbs 29:11

Let the wise hear and eincrease in learning,

and the one who understands obtain guidance,


35  The wise will inherit honor,

but fools get1 disgrace.


lDo not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;

mreprove a wise man, and he will love you.

Give instruction1 to a wise man, and he will be nstill wiser;

teach a righteous man, and he will oincrease in learning.


14  The wise zlay up knowledge,

but athe mouth of a fool brings ruin near.


29  Whoever utroubles his own household will vinherit the wind,

and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.


By the mouth of a fool comes ja rod for his back,1

kbut the lips of the wise will preserve them.


16  aOne who is wise is cautious1 and bturns away from evil,

but a fool is reckless and careless.


24  The crown of the wise is their wealth,

but the folly of fools brings folly.


The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,

but fthe mouths of fools pour out folly.


nThe lips of the wise spread knowledge;

nnot so the hearts of fools.1


21  The wise of heart is called discerning,

and sweetness of speech rincreases persuasiveness.


23  tThe heart of the wise makes his speech judicious

and adds persuasiveness to his lips.


15  An intelligent heart acquires knowledge,

and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.


11  When oa scoffer is punished, the simple becomes wise;

when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.


20  xPrecious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling,

but a foolish man ydevours it.


22  bA wise man scales the city of the mighty

and brings down the stronghold in which they trust.


More Sayings of the Wise

23 These also are sayings of athe wise.

bPartiality in judging is not good.

24  Whoever csays to the wicked, You are in the right,

dwill be cursed by peoples, abhorred by nations,

25  but those who rebuke the wicked will have delight,

and a good blessing will come upon them.


oScoffers set a city aflame,

but the wise turn away wrath.


11  A fool gives full vent to his spirit,

but a wise man quietly holds it back.