Proverbs 3:35; Proverbs 9:10–12; Proverbs 12:15–16; Proverbs 13:14; Proverbs 13:16; Proverbs 13:19; Proverbs 14:9; Proverbs 14:16–17; Proverbs 14:24; Proverbs 14:29; Proverbs 15:14; Proverbs 15:24; Proverbs 16:22; Proverbs 17:12; Proverbs 18:2; Proverbs 19:3; Proverbs 19:10; Proverbs 21:11; Proverbs 24:7; Proverbs 24:13–14; Proverbs 26:12; Proverbs 28:25–26; Proverbs 29:11; Proverbs 29:20

35  The wise will inherit honor,

but fools get1 disgrace.


10  pThe fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,

and qthe knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

11  For by me ryour days will be multiplied,

and years will be added to your life.

12  sIf you are wise, you are wise for yourself;

if you scoff, you alone will bear it.


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.


14  The teaching of the wise is ma fountain of life,

that one may nturn away from the snares of death.


16  qEvery prudent man acts with knowledge,

rbut a fool flaunts his folly.


19  wA desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul,

but to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.


qFools mock at the guilt offering,

but the upright enjoy acceptance.1


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

but a fool is reckless and careless.

17  A man of cquick temper acts foolishly,

and a man of evil devices is hated.


24  The crown of the wise is their wealth,

but the folly of fools brings folly.


29  Whoever is sslow to anger has great understanding,

but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.


14  zThe heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge,

but the mouths of fools feed on folly.


24  The path of life leads upward pfor the prudent,

that he may turn away from Sheol beneath.


22  Good sense is sa fountain of life to him who has it,

but the instruction of fools is folly.


12  Let a man meet ca she-bear robbed of her cubs

drather than a fool in his folly.


A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,

but only zin expressing his opinion.


When a man's folly dbrings his way to ruin,

his heart erages against the Lord.


10  nIt is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury,

much less for oa slave to rule over princes.


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

when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.


Wisdom is dtoo high for a fool;

in ethe gate he does not open his mouth.


13  My son, oeat honey, for it is good,

and pthe drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.

14  Know that wisdom is such to your soul;

if you find it, there will be qa future,

and your hope will not be cut off.


12  Do you see a man who is jwise in his own eyes?

kThere is more hope for a fool than for him.


25  A greedy man sstirs up strife,

but the one who trusts in the Lord will tbe enriched.

26  Whoever utrusts in his own mind is a fool,

but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.


11  A fool gives full vent to his spirit,

but a wise man quietly holds it back.


20  Do you see a man who is hasty in his words?

cThere is more hope for a fool than for him.