Better a dry crust with peace than a house full of feasting with strife.a2
A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son and share an inheritance among brothers.
A crucible is for silver and a smelter for gold, but the Lord is a tester of hearts.b4
A wicked person listens to malicious talk;c a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
The one who mocks the poor insults his Maker,d and one who rejoices over disaster will not go unpunished.e6
Grandchildren are the crown of the elderly, and the pride of sons is their fathers.
Excessive speech is not appropriate on a fool's lips; how much worse are lies for a ruler.
A bribe seems like a magic stone to its owner; wherever he turns, he succeeds.f9
Whoever conceals an offense promotes love, but whoever gossips about it separates friends.g10
A rebuke cuts into a perceptive person more than a hundred lashes into a fool.
An evil man seeks only rebellion; a cruel messengerh will be sent against him.
Better for a man to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his foolishness.
If anyone returns evil for good, evil will never depart from his house.
To start a conflict is to release a flood; stop the dispute before it breaks out.i15
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just- both are detestable to the Lord.j16
Why does a fool have money in his hand with no intention of buying wisdom?k17
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a difficult time.l18
One without sense enters an agreementm and puts up security for his friend.n19
One who loves to offend loves strife; one who builds a high threshold invites injury.o20
One with a twisted mind will not succeed, and one with deceitful speech will fall into ruin.p21
A man fathers a fool to his own sorrow; the father of a fool has no joy.q22
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.r23
A wicked man secretly takes a bribe to subvert the course of justice.s24
Wisdom is the focus of the perceptive, but a fool's eyes roam to the ends of the earth.
A foolish son is grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.t26
It is certainly not good to fine an innocent person, or to beat a noble for his honesty.uv27
The intelligent person restrains his words, and one who keeps a cool headw is a man of understanding.
Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent, discerning, when he seals his lips.x