1 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is an heaviness to his mother.

2 The treasures of [a]wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

3 The Lord will [b]not famish the soul of the righteous: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.

4 A [c]slothful hand maketh poor: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

5 He that gathereth in summer, is the son of wisdom: but he that sleepeth in harvest, is the son of confusion.

6 Blessings are upon the head of the righteous: but iniquity shall cover the mouth of [d]the wicked.

7 The memorial of the just shall be blessed: but the name of the wicked shall [e]rot.


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