1Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,
but one who hates correction is stupid.12:1 Pr 3:11; 5:11–13; 15:5,31–32

2One who is good obtains favor from the Lord,12:2 Pr 8:35
but he condemns a person who schemes.12:2 Pr 14:17; 24:8

3No one can be made secure by wickedness,
but the root of the righteous is immovable.12:3 Ps 16:8; 21:7; Pr 10:30

4A wife of noble character12:4 Or A wife of quality, or A wife of good character is her husband’s crown,12:4 Pr 18:22; 19:14; 31:10
but a wife who causes shame
is like rottenness in his bones.12:4 Pr 14:30

5The thoughts of the righteous are just,
but guidance from the wicked is deceitful.

6The words of the wicked are a deadly ambush,12:6 Pr 1:11
but the speech of the upright rescues them.12:6 Pr 14:2

7The wicked are overthrown and perish,12:7 Jb 34:25
but the house of the righteous will stand.12:7 Ps 103:17–18; Pr 10:25; Mt 7:24–27

8A man is praised for his insight,
but a twisted mind is despised.

9Better to be disregarded, yet have a servant,
than to act important but have no food.12:9 Pr 11:24; 13:7; Rm 12:3

10The righteous cares about his animal’s health,12:10 Dt 25:4; Pr 27:23; Jnh 4:11
but even the merciful acts of the wicked are cruel.

11The one who works his land will have plenty of food,12:11 Pr 24:27
but whoever chases fantasies lacks sense.12:11 Pr 28:19

12The wicked desire what evil people have caught,12:12 Or desire a stronghold of evil
but the root of the righteous is productive.

13By rebellious speech an evil person is trapped,12:13 Pr 10:14; 13:3; 18:7
but a righteous person escapes from trouble.12:13 Pr 21:23; 29:6

14A person will be satisfied with good
by the fruit of his mouth,12:14 Pr 13:2; 18:20
and the work of a person’s hands will reward him.12:14 Pr 1:31; 28:19; Is 3:10

15A fool’s way is right in his own eyes,12:15 Pr 16:2; 21:2
but whoever listens to counsel is wise.

16A fool’s displeasure is known at once,
but whoever ignores an insult is sensible.12:16 Pr 11:13; 12:23; 17:9; 29:11

17Whoever speaks the truth declares what is right,
but a false witness speaks deceit.12:17 Pr 6:19; 14:5,25

18There is one who speaks rashly,
like a piercing sword;12:18 Ps 57:4
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.12:18 Pr 4:22; 15:4

19Truthful lips endure forever,
but a lying tongue, only a moment.12:19 Ps 52:4–5; Pr 19:9

20Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil,
but those who promote peace have joy.12:20 Pr 14:22

21No disaster overcomes the righteous,12:21 Ps 91:10; 1Pt 3:13
but the wicked are full of misery.

22Lying lips are detestable to the Lord,12:22 Rv 22:15
but faithful people are his delight.12:22 Pr 3:32; 11:20; 15:8–9,26

23A shrewd person conceals knowledge,
but a foolish heart publicizes stupidity.12:23 Pr 11:13; 12:16; 13:16; 15:2

24The diligent hand will rule,
but laziness will lead to forced labor.12:24 Pr 10:4; 13:4; 19:15

25Anxiety in a person’s heart weighs it down,
but a good word cheers it up.12:25 Ps 94:19; Pr 15:13; 16:24; Mt 6:25–34

26A righteous person is careful in dealing with his neighbor,12:26 Or person guides his neighbor
but the ways of the wicked lead them astray.12:26 Pr 14:22

27A lazy hunter doesn’t roast his game,12:27 Pr 19:15,24; 26:15
but to a diligent person, his wealth is precious.12:27 Pr 10:4; 13:4

28There is life in the path of righteousness,
and in its path there is no death.12:28 Or righteousness, but the crooked way leads to death12:28 Pr 10:2; 13:14; 14:27