1 – A wise son maketh the father glad: but a foolish son is the sorrow of his mother.
2 – Treasures of wickedness shall profit nothing: but justice shall deliver from death.
3 – The Lord will not afflict the soul of the just with famine, and he will disappoint the deceitful practices of the wicked.
4 – The slothful hand hath wrought poverty: but the hand of the industrious getteth riches. He that trusteth to lies feedeth the winds: and the same runneth after birds that fly away.
5 – He that gathered in the harvest is a wise son: but he that snorteth in the summer, is the son of confusion.
6 – The blessing of the Lord is upon the head of the just: but iniquity covereth the mouth of the wicked.
7 – The memory of the just is with praises: and the name of the wicked shall rot.
8 – The wise of heart receiveth precepts: a fool is beaten with lips.
9 – He that walketh sincerely, walketh confidently: but he that perverteth his ways, shall be manifest.
10 – He that winketh with the eye shall cause sorrow: and the foolish in lips shall be beaten.
11 – The mouth of the just is a vein of life: and the mouth of the wicked covereth iniquity.
12 – Hatred stirreth up strifes: and charity covereth all sins.
13 – In the lips of the wise is wisdom found: and a rod on the back of him that wanteth sense.
14 – Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the fool is next to confusion.
15 – The substance of a rich man is the city of his strength: the fear of the poor is their poverty.
16 – The work of the just is unto life: but the fruit of the wicked, unto sin.
17 – The way of life, to him that observeth correction: but he that forsaketh reproofs goeth astray.
18 – Lying lips hide hatred: he that uttereth reproach is foolish.
19 – In the multitude of words there shall not want sin: but he that refraineth his lips is most wise.
20 – The tongue of the just is as choice silver: but the heart of the wicked is nothing worth.
21 – The lips of the just teach many: but they that are ignorant, shall die in the want of understanding.
22 – The blessing of the Lord maketh men rich: neither shall affliction be joined to them.
23 – A fool worketh mischief as it were for sport: but wisdom is prudence to a man.
24 – That which the wicked feareth, shall come upon him: to the just their desire shall be given.
25 – As a tempest that passeth, so the wicked shall be no more: but the just is as an everlasting foundation.
26 – As vinegar to the teeth, and smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that sent him.
27 – The fear of the Lord shall prolong days: and the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
28 – The expectation of the just is joy; but the hope of the wicked shall perish.
29 – The strength of the upright is the way of the Lord: and fear to them that work evil.
30 – The just shall never be moved: but the wicked shall not dwell on the earth.
31 – The mouth of the just shall bring forth wisdom: the tongue of the perverse shall perish.
32 – The lips of the just consider what is acceptable: and the mouth of the wicked uttereth perverse things.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.