New King James Version
17 He who loves pleasure will be a poor man;
He who loves wine and oil will not be rich.
18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous,
And the unfaithful for the upright.
19 Better to dwell [a]in the wilderness,
Than with a contentious and angry woman.
20 (A)There is desirable treasure,
And oil in the dwelling of the wise,
But a foolish man squanders it.
21 (B)He who follows righteousness and mercy
Finds life, righteousness, and honor.
23 (D)Whoever guards his mouth and tongue
Keeps his soul from troubles.
24 A proud and haughty man—“Scoffer” is his name;
He acts with arrogant pride.