He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.
He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.
A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.