¶ A soft answer putteth down displeasure, but froward words provoke unto anger.
¶ A wise tongue commendeth knowledge, a foolish mouth babbleth out nothing but foolishness.
¶ The eyes of the LORD look on every place, both upon the good and bad.
¶ A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, but he that abuseth it, hath a broken mind.
¶ A fool despiseth his father's correction, but he that taketh heed when he is reproved, shall have the more understanding.
¶ In the house of the righteous are great riches, but in the increase of the ungodly there is misordre.
¶ A wise mouth poureth out knowledge, but the heart of the foolish doth not so.
¶ The LORD abhorreth the sacrifice of the ungodly, but the prayer of the righteous is acceptable to him.
¶ The way of the ungodly is an abomination unto the LORD, but who so followeth righteousness, him he loveth.
¶ He that forsaketh the right street, shall be sore punished: and who so hateth correction, falleth into death.
¶ The hell with her pain is known to the LORD, how much more then the hearts of men?
¶ A scornful body loveth not one that rebuketh him, neither will he come among the wise.
¶ A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance, but an unquiet mind maketh it heavy.
¶ A wise heart will seek after knowledge, but the mouth of fools meddle with foolishness.
¶ All the days of the poor are miserable, but a quiet heart is as a continual feast.
¶ Better is a little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure, for they are not without sorrow. Better is a mess of potage with love, than a fat ox with evil will.
¶ An angry man stirreth up strife, but he that is patient stilleth discord.
¶ The way of the slothful is full of thorns, but the street of the righteous is well cleansed.
¶ A wise son maketh a glad father, but an undiscreet body shameth his mother.
¶ A fool rejoiceth in foolish things, but a wise man looketh well to his own goings.
¶ Unadvised thoughts shall come to naught, but where as are men that can give counsel, there is steadfastness.
¶ O how joyful a thing is it, a man to give a convenient answer? O how pleasant is a word spoken in due season.
¶ The way of life leadeth unto heaven, that a man should beware of hell beneath.
¶ The LORD will break down the house of the proud, but he shall make fast the borders of the widow.
¶ The LORD abhorreth the imaginations of the wicked, but pure words are pleasant to him.
¶ The covetous man rooteth up his own house, but who so hateth rewards, shall live.
¶ A righteous man museth in his mind how to do good, but the mind of the ungodly imagineth, how he may do harm.
¶ The LORD is far from the ungodly, but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
¶ Like as the clearness of the eyes rejoiceth the heart, so doth a good name feed the bones.
¶ The ear that harkeneth unto wholesome warning, and enclineth thereto, shall dwell among the wise.
¶ He that refuseth to be reformed, despiseth his own soul: but he that submitteth himself to correction, is wise.
¶ The fear of the LORD is the right science of wisdom, and lowliness goeth before honour.