CHAPTER 151 Anger destroys even the intelligent; but the answer of a penitent man returns rage; [3word 1but 2a distressing] raises up angers. 2 The tongue of the wise [2of good 1has knowledge]; but the mouth of fools announces evils. 3 In every place the eyes of the lord watch [2bad 1both] and good. 4 The healing tongue is a tree of life, and the one preserving it shall be filled of spirit. 5 A fool sneers at the instruction of his father; but the one keeping his commandments is more astute. In superabundant righteousness [2strength 1is abundant]; but the impious entirely rooted from the earth shall be destroyed. 6 In the houses of the just [2strength 1is much]; but the fruits of the impious shall be destroyed. 7 The lips of the wise are bound by good sense; but the hearts of fools are not safe. 8 The sacrifices of the impious are an abomination to the lord; but the vows of the ones going straight are accepted by him. 9 [3are an abomination 4to the lord 1The ways 2of the impious]; [2the ones pursuing 3righteousness 1he loves]. 10 The instruction of the guileless is made known by the ones passing by; but the ones detesting reproofs come to an end disgracefully. 11 Hades and destruction are made apparent by the lord; how not also the hearts of men? 12 [2shall not 3love 1The uninstructed] the ones reproving him; and with the wise he shall not consort. 13 With the heart being glad the face flourishes; [3in 1but 4distresses 2being] it looks downcast. 14 [2heart 1An upright] seeks perception; but the mouth of the uninstructed shall know evils. 15 All the time the eyes of evil ones favorably receive evil things; but the good [2tranquil 1are always]. 16 Better a small portion with the fear of the lord; than [2treasures 1great] with fearlessness. 17 Better hospitality of vegetables with friendship and favor, than a fete of calves with hatred. 18 A man inclined to rage makes preparations for battle; but a lenient man [2even 3the 4one about to go to battle 1soothes]. The lenient man shall extinguish litigations; but the impious raises them rather. 19 The ways of the idle make a bed in thorn-bushes; but the ways of the vigorous are very busy. 20 [2son 1A wise] gladdens a father; [3son 1but 2a foolish] sneers at his mother. 21 [2of an unthinking man 1The roads] are lacking of sense; [3man 1but 2an intelligent 5in a straightened way 4goes]. 22 [5procrastinate 6by devices 1The ones 2not 3honoring 4the sanhedrins]; but in the hearts of ones counseling abides counsel; 23 for in no way shall [2obey 1an evil man] it; nor shall he say [2timely 1anything], even for [3good 1the 2common]. 24 [3are ways 4of life 1The thoughts 2of the discerning]; that turning aside from Hades he should be delivered. 25 [3the houses 4of the arrogant 2tears down 1The lord]; and he supports the boundary of the widow. 26 [3is an abomination 4to the lord 1The devise 2of the unjust]; [3of the pure 1but 2the sayings] are serious. 27 [3totally ruins 4himself 1The 2one receiving bribes]; but the one detesting [2of bribes 1the receipts] is delivered. Charity and trust clear away sins; and the fear of the lord turns aside every one from evil. 28 The hearts of the just meditate trust; but the mouth of the impious answers evil things. [4are acceptable 5with 6the lord 1The ways 3men 2of just]; and through them even enemies [2friends 1become]. 29 [2is far 3at a distance 1God] from the impious; but vows of just ones he heeds. Better are few receipts with righteousness, than abundant produce with injustice. 30 [2viewing 1The eye] good gladdens the heart; [3reputation 1and 2a good] fattens the bones. 31 The one hearing reproofs of life [2in 3the midst 4of the wise 1shall lodge]. 32 The one who thrusts away instruction detests himself; but the one giving heed to reproofs loves his life. 33 The fear of the lord is instruction and wisdom; and the sum of glory shall be the response for it. [3go before 1But 2the humble] glory;
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