Proverbs 12 [25.] Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down,
but a kind word makes it glad.
A righteous person is cautious in friendship,
but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
The slothful man doesn’t roast his game,
but the possessions of diligent men are prized.
In the way of righteousness is life;
in its path there is no death.
Proverbs 13 [1.] A wise son listens to his father’s instruction,
but a scoffer doesn’t listen to rebuke.
By the fruit of his lips, a man enjoys good things;
but the unfaithful crave violence.
He who guards his mouth guards his soul.
One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing,
but the desire of the diligent shall be fully satisfied.
Proverbs 13 [5.] A righteous man hates lies,
but a wicked man brings shame and disgrace.
Righteousness guards the way of integrity,
but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
There are some who pretend to be rich, yet have nothing.
There are some who pretend to be poor, yet have great wealth.
The ransom of a man’s life is his riches,
but the poor hear no threats.
The light of the righteous shines brightly,
but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.