A Way That Leads to Hell 14 1Lady Wisdom builds a lovely home; Sir Fool comes along and tears it down brick by brick.   2An honest life shows respect for God; a degenerate life is a slap in his face.   3Frivolous talk provokes a derisive smile; wise speech evokes nothing but respect.   4No cattle, no crops; a good harvest requires a strong ox for the plow.   5A true witness never lies; a false witness makes a business of it.   6Cynics look high and low for wisdom—and never find it; the open–minded find it right on their doorstep!   7Escape quickly from the company of fools; they’re a waste of your time, a waste of your words.   8The wisdom of the wise keeps life on track; the foolishness of fools lands them in the ditch.   9The stupid ridicule right and wrong, but a moral life is a favored life.   10The person who shuns the bitter moments of friends will be an outsider at their celebrations.   11Lives of careless wrongdoing are tumbledown shacks; holy living builds soaring cathedrals.   12There’s a way of life that looks harmless enough; look again—it leads straight to hell. 13Sure, those people appear to be having a good time, but all that laughter will end in heartbreak.   Sift and Weigh Every Word   14A mean person gets paid back in meanness, a gracious person in grace.   15The gullible believe anything they’re told; the prudent sift and weigh every word.   16The wise watch their steps and avoid evil; fools are headstrong and reckless.   17The hotheaded do things they’ll later regret; the coldhearted get the cold shoulder.   18Foolish dreamers live in a world of illusion; wise realists plant their feet on the ground.   19Eventually, evil will pay tribute to good; the wicked will respect God–loyal people.   20An unlucky loser is shunned by all, but everyone loves a winner.   21It’s criminal to ignore a neighbor in need, but compassion for the poor—what a blessing!   22Isn’t it obvious that conspirators lose out, while the thoughtful win love and trust?   23Hard work always pays off; mere talk puts no bread on the table.   24The wise accumulate wisdom; fools get stupider by the day.   25Souls are saved by truthful witness and betrayed by the spread of lies.   26The Fear–of–God builds up confidence, and makes a world safe for your children.   27The Fear–of–God is a spring of living water so you won’t go off drinking from poisoned wells.   28The mark of a good leader is loyal followers; leadership is nothing without a following.   29Slowness to anger makes for deep understanding; a quick–tempered person stockpiles stupidity.   30A sound mind makes for a robust body, but runaway emotions corrode the bones.   31You insult your Maker when you exploit the powerless; when you’re kind to the poor, you honor God.   32The evil of bad people leaves them out in the cold; the integrity of good people creates a safe place for living.   33Lady Wisdom is at home in an understanding heart— fools never even get to say hello.   34God–devotion makes a country strong; God–avoidance leaves people weak.   35Diligent work gets a warm commendation; shiftless work earns an angry rebuke.
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