The eyes of the LORDpreserveknowledge, and he overthroweth the wordsa of the transgressor .
The slothful man saith , There is a lionwithout, I shall be slainin the streets.14
The mouth of strange women is a deeppit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
15Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.17
Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.18
For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them withinb thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.19
That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.
Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,21
That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?
22Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: