Proverbs 3:31–33; Proverbs 4:14–19; Proverbs 5:22–23; Proverbs 6:12–15; Proverbs 10:6–7; Proverbs 10:24–30; Proverbs 11:10–11; Proverbs 12:5–7; Proverbs 12:10; Proverbs 17:23; Proverbs 21:7; Proverbs 21:29; Proverbs 26:23–26; Proverbs 28:4; Proverbs 29:7; Proverbs 29:12

31  wDo not envy xa man of violence

and do not choose any of his ways,

32  for ythe devious person is an abomination to the Lord,

but the upright are zin his confidence.

33  aThe Lord's curse is on the house of the wicked,

but he bblesses the dwelling of the righteous.


14  aDo not enter the path of the wicked,

and do not walk in the way of the evil.

15  Avoid it; do not go on it;

turn away from it and pass on.

16  For they bcannot sleep unless they have done wrong;

they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble.

17  For they eat the bread of wickedness

cand drink the wine of violence.

18  But dthe path of the righteous is like ethe light of dawn,

which shines fbrighter and brighter until gfull day.

19  hThe way of the wicked is like deep idarkness;

they do not know over what they jstumble.


22  The ainiquities of the wicked bensnare him,

and he is held fast in the cords of his sin.

23  cHe dies for lack of discipline,

and because of his great folly he is dled astray.


12  vA worthless person, a wicked man,

goes about with wcrooked speech,

13  xwinks with his eyes, signals1 with his feet,

points with his finger,

14  with yperverted heart zdevises evil,

continually asowing discord;

15  therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly;

bin a moment he will be broken cbeyond healing.


Blessings are on the head of the righteous,

but nthe mouth of the wicked conceals violence.1

oThe memory of the righteous is a blessing,

but pthe name of the wicked will rot.


24  lWhat the wicked dreads mwill come upon him,

but nthe desire of the righteous will be granted.

25  When othe tempest passes, the wicked is no more,

but pthe righteous is established forever.

26  Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,

so is the sluggard to those who send him.

27  qThe fear of the Lord prolongs life,

rbut the years of the wicked will be short.

28  sThe hope of the righteous brings joy,

tbut the expectation of the wicked will perish.

29  uThe way of the Lord is a stronghold to the blameless,

but destruction to evildoers.

30  vThe righteous will never be removed,

but wthe wicked will not dwell in the land.


10  nWhen it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices,

and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness.

11  By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted,

but oby the mouth of the wicked pit is overthrown.


hThe thoughts of the righteous are just;

the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

The words of the wicked ilie in wait for blood,

but jthe mouth of the upright delivers them.

kThe wicked are loverthrown and are no more,

mbut the house of the righteous will stand.


10  oWhoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast,

but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.


23  The wicked accepts qa bribe in secret1

to rpervert the ways of justice.


The violence of the wicked will lsweep them away,

because they refuse to do what is just.


29  A wicked man puts on a bold face,

but the upright lgives thought to1 his ways.


23  tLike the uglaze1 covering an earthen vessel

are fervent lips with an evil heart.

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.


Those who forsake the law gpraise the wicked,

but those who keep the law hstrive against them.


A righteous man mknows the rights of the poor;

a wicked man does not nunderstand such knowledge.


12  If a ruler listens to falsehood,

all his officials will be wicked.