Every wise woman buildeth her house:
But the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the Lord:
Rom. 2:4But he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride:
ch. 12:6But the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
Where no oxen are, the crib is clean:
But much increase is by the strength of the ox.
ver. 25;Ex. 20:16;& 23:1;ch. 6:19;& 12:17A faithful witness will not lie:
But a false witness will utter lies.
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not:
But ch. 8:9;& 17:24knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
Go from the presence of a foolish man,
When thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way:
But the folly of fools is deceit.
ch. 10:23Fools make a mock at sin:
But among the righteous there is favour.
The heart knoweth his own bitterness;
And a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
Job 8:15The house of the wicked shall be overthrown:
But the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
ch. 16:25There is a way which seemeth right unto a man,
But Rom. 6:21the end thereof are the ways of death.
Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful;
And ch. 5:4;Eccl. 2:2the end of that mirth is heaviness.
The backslider in heart shall be ch. 1:31;& 12:14filled with his own ways:
And a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
The simple believeth every word:
But the prudent man looketh well to his going.
ch. 22:3A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil:
But the fool rageth, and is confident.
He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly:
And a man of wicked devices is hated.
The simple inherit folly:
But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
The evil bow before the good;
And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
ch. 19:7The poor is hated even of his own neighbour:
But the rich hath many friends.
He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth:
Ps. 41:1;& 112:9But he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
Do they not err that devise evil?
But mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.
In all labour there is profit:
But the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
The crown of the wise is their riches:
But the foolishness of fools is folly.
ver. 5A true witness delivereth souls:
But a deceitful witness speaketh lies.
In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence:
And his children shall have a place of refuge.
ch. 13:14The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
To depart from the snares of death.
In the multitude of people is the king's honour:
But in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.
Jas. 1:19He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding:
But he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
A sound heart is the life of the flesh:
But Ps. 112:10envy ch. 12:4the rottenness of the bones.
ch. 17:5;Mat. 25:40He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth ch. 22:2his Maker:
But he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
The wicked is driven away in his wickedness:
But Job 13:15;Ps. 23:4;2 Cor. 1:9;2 Tim. 4:18the righteous hath hope in his death.
Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding:
But ch. 12:16that which is in the midst of fools is made known.
Righteousness exalteth a nation:
But sin is a reproach to any people.
Mat. 24:45The king's favour is toward a wise servant:
But his wrath is against him that causeth shame.