4Wise words are like deep waters; wisdom flows from the wise like a bubbling brook.
4Wrongdoers eagerly listen to gossip; liars pay close attention to slander.
4The LORD has made everything for His own purposes, even the wicked for a day of disaster.
4Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
4Without oxen a stable stays clean, but you need a strong ox for a large harvest.
4Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper.
4A worthy wife is a crown for her husband, but a disgraceful woman is like cancer in his bones.
4Riches won’t help on the day of judgment, but right living can save you from death.
4Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich.