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 1 A wise son heareth the doctrine of his father: but he that is a scorner, beareth not when he is reproved.  2 Of the fruit of his own mouth shall a man be filled with good things: but the soul of transgressors is wicked.  3 He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his soul: but he that hath no guard on his speech shall meet with evils.  4 The sluggard willeth and willeth not: but the soul of them that work, shall be made fat.  5 The just shall hate a lying word: but the wicked confoundeth, and shall be confounded.

 6 Justice keepeth the way of the innocent: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.  7 One is as it were rich, when he hath nothing: and another is as it were poor, when he hath great riches.  8 The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but he that is poor beareth not reprehension.  9 The light of the just giveth joy: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.  10 Among the proud there are always contentions: but they that do all things with counsel, are ruled by wisdom.

 11 Substance got in haste shall be diminished: but that which by little and little is gathered with the hand shall increase.  12 Hope that is deferred afflicteth the soul: desire when it cometh is a tree of life.  13 Whosoever speaketh ill of any thing, bindeth himself for the time to come: but he that feareth the commandment, shall dwell in peace. Deceitful souls go astray in sins: the just are merciful, and shew mercy.  14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, that he may decline from the ruin of death.  15 Good instruction shall give grace: in the way of scorners is a deep pit.

 16 The prudent man doth all things with counsel: but he that is a fool, layeth open his folly.  17 The messenger of the wicked shall fall into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.  18 Poverty and shame to him that refuseth instruction: but he that yieldeth to reproof, shall be glorified.  19 The desire that is accomplished, delighteth the soul: fools hate them that flee from evil things.  20 He that walketh with the wise, shall be wise: a friend of fools shall become like to them.

 21 Evil pursueth sinners: and to the just good shall be repaid.  22 The good man leaveth heirs, sons, and grandsons: and the substance of the sinner is kept for the just.  23 Much food is in the tillage of fathers: but for others it is gathered with out judgment.  24 He that spareth the rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him correcteth him betimes.  25 The just eateth and filleth his soul: but the belly of the wicked is never to be filled.

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