11Better is a drymorsel and quietness with it Than a housefull of afeasting with strife.
A servant who actswisely will rule over a son who actsshamefully, And will share in the inheritanceamongbrothers.
The 2refiningpot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But 3the LORDtestshearts.
An 4evildoerlistens to wickedlips; A bliarpaysattention to a destructivetongue.
He who mocks the 5poortaunts his Maker; He who 6rejoices at calamity will not gounpunished.
67Grandchildren are the crown of oldmen, And the 8glory of sons is their fathers.
7c9Excellentspeech is not fitting for a fool, Muchless are 10lyinglips to a prince.
A 11bribe is a dcharm in the sight of its owner; Wherever he turns, he prospers.
He who 12conceals a transgressionseekslove, But he who repeats a matter13separatesintimatefriends.
A rebukegoesdeeper into one who hasunderstandingThan a hundredblows into a fool.
A rebelliousmanseeksonlyevil, So a cruelmessenger will be sent against him.
Let a 14manmeet a 15bearrobbed of her cubs, Rather than a fool in his folly.
He who 16returnsevil for good, 17Evil will not depart from his house.
The beginning of strife is like letting out water, So 18abandon the quarrelbefore it breaks out.
He who 19justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.
16Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to 20buywisdom, When ehe hasnosense?
A 21friendloves at alltimes, And a brother is born for adversity.
A manlacking in fsenseg22pledges And becomesguarantor in the presence of his neighbor.
He who 23lovestransgressionlovesstrife; He who 24raises his doorseeksdestruction.
He whohas a crookedhmind25findsnogood, And he who is 26perverted in his languagefalls into evil.
He who 27sires a fool does so to his sorrow, And the father of a foolhasnojoy.
A 28joyfulheartiis goodmedicine, But a brokenspirit29dries up the bones.
A wickedmanreceives a 30bribe from the bosom To 31pervert the ways of justice.
24Wisdom is in the presence of the one who hasunderstanding, But the 32eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.
A 33foolishson is a grief to his father And 34bitterness to her who bore him.
It is also not good to 35fine the righteous, Nor to strike the noble for their uprightness.
He who 36restrains his wordsjhasknowledge, And he who has a 37coolspirit is a man of understanding.
28Even a fool, when he 38keepssilent, is consideredwise; When he closes his lips, he is considered prudent.