1 Sapientia mulierum aedificat domum suam, insipientia eam manibus destruet.
2 Ambulans recto itinere timet Deum; despicit illum, qui infami graditur via.
3 In ore stulti virga superbiae, labia autem sapientium custodiunt eos.
4 Ubi non sunt boves, praesepe vacuum est; plurimae autem segetes in fortitudine bovis.
5 Testis fidelis non mentitur, profert autem mendacium dolosus testis.
6 Quaerit derisor sapientiam et non invenit; doctrina prudentibus facilis.
7 Cede coram viro stulto, quia nescies labia prudentiae.
8 Sapientia callidi est intellegere viam suam, et imprudentia stultorum errans.
9 Stulti parvipendent peccatum, et inter iustos morabitur gratia.
10 Cor novit amaritudinem animae suae, in gaudio eius non miscebitur extraneus.
11 Domus impiorum delebitur, tabernacula vero iustorum germinabunt.
12 Est via, quae videtur homini recta, novissima autem eius deducunt ad mortem.
13 Etiam in risu cor dolore miscebitur, et extrema gaudii luctus occupat.
14 Viis suis replebitur stultus, et super eum erit vir bonus.
15 Simplex credit omni verbo, astutus considerat gressus suos.
16 Sapiens timet et declinat a malo, stultus transilit et confidit.
17 Impatiens operabitur stultitiam, et vir versutus odiosus est.
18 Possidebunt simplices stultitiam, et astuti coronabuntur scientia.
19 Procumbunt mali ante bonos, et impii ante portas iustorum.
20 Etiam proximo suo pauper odiosus erit, amici vero divitum multi.
21 Qui despicit proximum suum, peccat; qui autem miseretur pauperis, beatus erit.
22 Nonne errant, qui operantur malum? Misericordia et veritas iis, qui praeparant bona.
23 In omni labore erit abundantia; verbum autem labiorum tendit tantummodo ad egestatem.
24 Corona sapientium divitiae eorum, fatuitas stultorum fatuitas est.
25 Liberat animas testis fidelis, et profert mendacia versipellis.
26 In timore Domini fiducia fortis, et filiis eius erit spes.
27 Timor Domini fons vitae, declinans a laqueis mortis.
28 In multitudine populi dignitas regis, et in paucitate plebis ruina principis.
29 Qui patiens est, multa gubernatur prudentia; qui autem impatiens est, exaltat stultitiam.
30 Vita carnium sanitas cordis, putredo ossium invidia.
31 Qui calumniatur egentem, exprobrat Factori eius; honorat autem eum, qui miseretur pauperis.
32 In malitia sua impelletur impius, sperat autem iustus in integritate sua.
33 In corde prudentis requiescit sapientia, at in medio stultorum agnoscetur?
34 Iustitia elevat gentem, vituperium autem populorum est peccatum.
35 Acceptus est regi minister intellegens, et iracundia ei, qui turpiter agit.
King James Version
1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.
6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
10 The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.
18 The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19 The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.
21 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
22 Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.
23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
24 The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.
25 A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.
26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
28 In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.
29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.
33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.
34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
35 The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.