Proverbs 3:33–34; Proverbs 4:23–27; Proverbs 8:35; Proverbs 10:6; Proverbs 11:17; Proverbs 11:31; Proverbs 12:2; Proverbs 12:12; Proverbs 13:21; Proverbs 14:14; Proverbs 18:22; Proverbs 22:9; Proverbs 25:21–22; Proverbs 28:20

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

but he bblesses the dwelling of the righteous.

34  Toward the cscorners he dis scornful,

ebut to the humble he gives favor.1


23  Keep your heart with all vigilance,

for ofrom it flow pthe springs of life.

24  Put away from you qcrooked speech,

and put rdevious talk far from you.

25  sLet your eyes look directly forward,

and your gaze be straight before you.

26  tPonder1 the path of your feet;

uthen all your ways will be sure.

27  vDo not swerve to the right or to the left;

turn your foot away from evil.


35  For pwhoever finds me qfinds life

and robtains favor from the Lord,


Blessings are on the head of the righteous,

but nthe mouth of the wicked conceals violence.1


17  wA man who is kind benefits himself,

but a cruel man hurts himself.


31  If ythe righteous is repaid on earth,

how much more the wicked and the sinner!


A good man bobtains favor from the Lord,

but a man of evil devices he condemns.


12  Whoever is wicked covets tthe spoil of evildoers,

but the root of the righteous bears fruit.


21  xDisaster1 pursues sinners,

ybut the righteous are rewarded with good.


14  The backslider in heart will be xfilled with the fruit of his ways,

and ya good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways.


22  He who finds ua wife finds va good thing

and wobtains favor xfrom the Lord.


aWhoever has a bountiful1 eye will be blessed,

for he bshares his bread with the poor.


21  kIf your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat,

and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,

22  for you will heap lburning coals on his head,

and the Lord will reward you.


20  A faithful man will abound with blessings,

but whoever hastens to be rich jwill not go unpunished.