1 A son is wise through his father’s discipline,
But a scoffer shall not listen to rebuke.

2 From the fruit of the mouth a man eats the good,
But the desire of the treacherous is for violence.

3 He who watches over his mouth guards his being, –
But he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.

4 The being of the lazy one craves, but has not;
While the being of the hard workers are enriched.

5 A righteous one hates a lying word,
But a wicked man is loathsome and comes to shame.

6 Righteousness watches over him who is perfect in the Way,
But wickedness overthrows the sinner.

7 There is one who makes himself rich,
Yet has none at all.
And one who makes himself poor,
Yet has great riches.

8 The ransom of a man’s life is his riches,
But the poor does not hear rebuke.

9 The light of the righteous rejoices,
But the lamp of the wicked is put out.

10 By pride comes only strife,
But wisdom is with those who take advice.

11 Wealth from vanity diminishes,
But he who gathers by hand increases.

12 Expectancy drawn out makes the heartsick,

13 But a longing come true is a tree of ḥai.

14 He who despises the Word is destroyed,

15 But he who reveres the Command is rewarded.

16 The Torah of the wise is a fountain of ḥai,
Turning one away from the snares of death.

17 Good understanding gains favour,
But the way of the treacherous is hard.

18 Every one with insight acts with knowledge,
But a fool spreads folly.

19 A messenger that is wicked falls into evil,
But a trustworthy envoy is a healing.

20 Poverty and shame are for him who ignores discipline,
But he who heeds reproof is esteemed.

21 A desire accomplished is sweet to the being,
But to turn away from evil is an abomination to fools.

22 He who walks with the wise, shall be wise,
But the companion of fools suffers evil.

23 Evil pursues sinners,
But good is repaid to the righteous.

24 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,
But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.

25 Much food is in the tillable ground of the poor,
But lack of right-ruling sweeps it away.

26 He who spares his rod hates his son,
But he who loves him, seeks him with discipline.

27 The righteous eats to the satisfying of his being,
But the stomach of the wicked is lacking.