- 11:30 Or and those who win souls are wise.
- 11:31 Greek version reads If the righteous are barely saved, / what will happen to godless sinners? Compare 1 Pet 4:18.
To learn, you must love discipline;
it is stupid to hate correction.
The Lord approves of those who are good,
but he condemns those who plan wickedness.
Wickedness never brings stability,
but the godly have deep roots.
A worthy wife is a crown for her husband,
but a disgraceful woman is like cancer in his bones.
The plans of the godly are just;
the advice of the wicked is treacherous.
The words of the wicked are like a murderous ambush,
but the words of the godly save lives.
The wicked die and disappear,
but the family of the godly stands firm.