Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.
Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land.
Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down.
All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.
The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly.
In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.
A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.
My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then…