1Better is a drymorsel, and quietness therewith, than an housefull of sacrificesa with strife.2
A wiseservant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame , and shall have part of the inheritanceamong the brethren.3
The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORDtrieth the hearts.4
A wicked doer giveth heed to falselips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughtytongue.5
Whoso mocketh the poorreproacheth his Maker : and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished .b6Children'schildren are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.7Excellentcspeechbecometh not a fool: much less do lyinglips a prince.8
A gift is as a preciousdstone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth , it prospereth .
He that covereth a transgressionseekethelove; but he that repeateth a matterseparateth very friends.10
A reproofenterethf more into a wise man than an hundredstripes into a fool.11
An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruelmessenger shall be sent against him.
Let a bearrobbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.13
Whoso rewardethevil for good,evil shall not depart from his house.14
The beginning of strife is as when one letteth outwater: therefore leave offcontention,before it be meddled with.
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.16
Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to getwisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
A friendloveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.18
A manvoid of understandinggstrikethhands, and becomethsurety in the presence of his friend.19
He lovethtransgression that lovethstrife: and he that exalteth his gateseekethdestruction.20
He that hath a frowardhheartfindeth no good: and he that hath a perversetonguefalleth into mischief.21
He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy .
A merryheart doeth good like a medicine: but a brokenspiritdrieth the bones.23
A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.24Wisdom is before him that hath understanding ; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.25
A foolishson is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strikeprinces for equity.27
He that hathknowledgespareth his words: and a mani of understanding is of an excellentspirit.28
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace , is countedwise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding .