Holman Christian Standard Bible
4 Where there are no oxen, the feeding trough is empty,[b]
but an abundant harvest comes
through the strength of an ox.
5 An honest witness does not deceive,
but a dishonest witness utters lies.(F)
6 A mocker seeks wisdom and doesn’t find it,
but knowledge comes easily to the perceptive.
7 Stay away from a foolish man;
you will gain no knowledge from his speech.(G)
8 The sensible man’s wisdom is to consider his way,
but the stupidity of fools deceives them.
9 Fools mock at making restitution,[c]
but there is goodwill among the upright.
10 The heart knows its own bitterness,
and no outsider shares in its joy.
13 Even in laughter a heart may be sad,
and joy may end in grief.(K)
14 The disloyal one will get what his conduct deserves,
and a good man, what his deeds deserve.(L)
17 A quick-tempered man acts foolishly,
and a man who schemes is hated.(O)
18 The inexperienced inherit foolishness,
but the sensible are crowned with knowledge.
19 The evil bow before those who are good,
the wicked, at the gates of the righteous.
24 The crown of the wise is their wealth,
but the foolishness of fools produces foolishness.
25 A truthful witness rescues lives,
but one who utters lies is deceitful.(W)
26 In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence
and his children have a refuge.(X)
27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
turning people away from the snares of death.(Y)
28 A large population is a king’s splendor,
but a shortage of people is a ruler’s devastation.
29 A patient person shows great understanding,(Z)
but a quick-tempered one promotes foolishness.
34 Righteousness exalts a nation,
but sin is a disgrace to any people.(AH)
35 A king favors a wise servant,(AI)
but his anger falls on a disgraceful one.