Authorized (King James) Version
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.