1 א

בֵּ֣ן חָ֭כָם מ֣וּסַר אָ֑ב וְ֝לֵ֗ץ לֹא־שָׁמַ֥ע גְּעָרָֽה׃

A wise son—it is through the discipline of his father; A scoffer—he never heard reproof.

2 ב

מִפְּרִ֣י פִי־אִ֭ישׁ יֹ֣אכַל ט֑וֹב וְנֶ֖פֶשׁ בֹּגְדִ֣ים חָמָֽס׃

A man enjoys good from the fruit of his speech; But out of the throat of the treacherous comes lawlessness.

3 ג

נֹצֵ֣ר פִּ֭יו שֹׁמֵ֣ר נַפְשׁ֑וֹ פֹּשֵׂ֥ק שְׂ֝פָתָ֗יו מְחִתָּה־לֽוֹ׃

He who guards his tongue preserves his life; He who opens wide his lips, it is his ruin.

4 ד

מִתְאַוָּ֣ה וָ֭אַיִן נַפְשׁ֣וֹ עָצֵ֑ל וְנֶ֖פֶשׁ חָרֻצִ֣ים תְּדֻשָּֽׁן׃

A lazy man craves, but has nothing; The diligent shall feast on rich fare.

5 ה

דְּבַר־שֶׁ֭קֶר יִשְׂנָ֣א צַדִּ֑יק וְ֝רָשָׁ֗ע יַבְאִ֥ישׁ וְיַחְפִּֽיר׃

A righteous man hates lies; The wicked man is vile and disgraceful.

6 ו

צְ֭דָקָה תִּצֹּ֣ר תָּם־דָּ֑רֶךְ וְ֝רִשְׁעָ֗ה תְּסַלֵּ֥ף חַטָּֽאת׃

Righteousness protects him whose way is blameless; Wickedness subverts the sinner.

7 ז

יֵ֣שׁ מִ֭תְעַשֵּׁר וְאֵ֣ין כֹּ֑ל מִ֝תְרוֹשֵׁ֗שׁ וְה֣וֹן רָֽב׃

One man pretends to be rich and has nothing; Another professes to be poor and has much wealth.

8 ח

כֹּ֣פֶר נֶֽפֶשׁ־אִ֣ישׁ עָשְׁר֑וֹ וְ֝רָ֗שׁ לֹא־שָׁמַ֥ע גְּעָרָֽה׃

Riches are ransom for a man’s life, The poor never heard a reproof.

9 ט

אוֹר־צַדִּיקִ֥ים יִשְׂמָ֑ח וְנֵ֖ר רְשָׁעִ֣ים יִדְעָֽךְ׃

The light of the righteous is radiant; The lamp of the wicked is extinguished.

10 י

רַק־בְּ֭זָדוֹן יִתֵּ֣ן מַצָּ֑ה וְאֶת־נ֖וֹעָצִ֣ים חָכְמָֽה׃

Arrogance yields nothing but strife; Wisdom belongs to those who seek advice.

11 יא

ה֭וֹן מֵהֶ֣בֶל יִמְעָ֑ט וְקֹבֵ֖ץ עַל־יָ֣ד יַרְבֶּֽה׃

Wealth may dwindle to less than nothing, But he who gathers little by little increases it.

12 יב

תּוֹחֶ֣לֶת מְ֭מֻשָּׁכָה מַחֲלָה־לֵ֑ב וְעֵ֥ץ חַ֝יִּ֗ים תַּאֲוָ֥ה בָאָֽה׃

Hope deferred sickens the heart, But desire realized is a tree of life.

13 יג

בָּ֣ז לְ֭דָבָר יֵחָ֣בֶל ל֑וֹ וִירֵ֥א מִ֝צְוָ֗ה ה֣וּא יְשֻׁלָּֽם׃

He who disdains a precept will be injured thereby; He who respects a command will be rewarded.

14 יד

תּוֹרַ֣ת חָ֭כָם מְק֣וֹר חַיִּ֑ים לָ֝ס֗וּר מִמֹּ֥קְשֵׁי מָֽוֶת׃

The instruction of a wise man is a fountain of life, Enabling one to avoid deadly snares.

15 טו

שֵֽׂכֶל־ט֭וֹב יִתֶּן־חֵ֑ן וְדֶ֖רֶךְ בֹּגְדִ֣ים אֵיתָֽן׃

Good sense wins favor; The way of treacherous men is unchanging.

16 טז

כָּל־עָ֭רוּם יַעֲשֶׂ֣ה בְדָ֑עַת וּ֝כְסִ֗יל יִפְרֹ֥שׂ אִוֶּֽלֶת׃

Every clever man acts knowledgeably, But a dullard exposes his stupidity.

17 יז

מַלְאָ֣ךְ רָ֭שָׁע יִפֹּ֣ל בְּרָ֑ע וְצִ֖יר אֱמוּנִ֣ים מַרְפֵּֽא׃

Harm befalls a wicked messenger; A faithful courier brings healing.

18 יח

רֵ֣ישׁ וְ֭קָלוֹן פּוֹרֵ֣עַ מוּסָ֑ר וְשׁוֹמֵ֖ר תּוֹכַ֣חַת יְכֻבָּֽד׃

Poverty and humiliation are for him who spurns discipline; But he who takes reproof to heart gets honor.

19 יט

תַּאֲוָ֣ה נִ֭הְיָה תֶּעֱרַ֣ב לְנָ֑פֶשׁ וְתוֹעֲבַ֥ת כְּ֝סִילִ֗ים ס֣וּר מֵרָֽע׃

Desire realized is sweet to the soul; To turn away from evil is abhorrent to the stupid.

20 כ

הלוך [הוֹלֵ֣ךְ] אֶת־חֲכָמִ֣ים וחכם [יֶחְכָּ֑ם] וְרֹעֶ֖ה כְסִילִ֣ים יֵרֽוֹעַ׃

He who keeps company with the wise becomes wise, But he who consorts with dullards comes to grief.

21 כא

חַ֭טָּאִים תְּרַדֵּ֣ף רָעָ֑ה וְאֶת־צַ֝דִּיקִ֗ים יְשַׁלֶּם־טֽוֹב׃

Misfortune pursues sinners, But the righteous are well rewarded.

22 כב

ט֗וֹב יַנְחִ֥יל בְּנֵֽי־בָנִ֑ים וְצָפ֥וּן לַ֝צַּדִּ֗יק חֵ֣יל חוֹטֵֽא׃

A good man has what to bequeath to his grandchildren, For the wealth of sinners is stored up for the righteous.

23 כג

רָב־אֹ֭כֶל נִ֣יר רָאשִׁ֑ים וְיֵ֥שׁ נִ֝סְפֶּ֗ה בְּלֹ֣א מִשְׁפָּֽט׃

The tillage of the poor yields much food; But substance is swept away for lack of moderation.

24 כד

חוֹשֵׂ֣ךְ שִׁ֭בְטוֹ שׂוֹנֵ֣א בְנ֑וֹ וְ֝אֹהֲב֗וֹ שִֽׁחֲר֥וֹ מוּסָֽר׃

He who spares the rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him early.

25 כה

צַדִּ֗יק אֹ֭כֵל לְשֹׂ֣בַע נַפְשׁ֑וֹ וּבֶ֖טֶן רְשָׁעִ֣ים תֶּחְסָֽר׃ (פ)

The righteous man eats to his heart’s content, But the belly of the wicked is empty.