11Wine is a mocker, 2strongdrink a brawler, And whoeverais intoxicated by it is not wise.
The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion ; He who provokes him to angerb3forfeits his own life.
3c4Keepingaway from strife is an honor for a man, But anyfool will dquarrel.
The 5sluggard does not plowafter the autumn, So he ebegs during the harvest and hasnothing.
A plan in the heart of a man is like deepwater, But a man of understandingdraws it out.
6Many a man6proclaims his ownloyalty, But who can find a 7trustworthyman ?
A righteousman who 8walks in his integrity - 9How blessed are his sonsafter him.
810A king who sits on the throne of justicefDispersesallevil with his eyes.
911Who can say, "I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin "?
10g12Differingweights and differingmeasures, Both of them are abominable to the LORD.
It is by his deeds that a ladh13distinguishes himself If his conduct is pure and right.
The hearing14ear and the seeingeye, The LORD has madeboth of them.
1315Do not lovesleep, or you will becomepoor ; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with ifood.
14"Bad, bad," says the buyer, But when he goes his way, then he boasts.
15There is gold, and an abundance of jjewels ; But the lips of knowledge are a morepreciousthing.
16Take his garmentwhen he becomessurety for a stranger ; And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.
1716Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
18Prepare17plans by consultation, And 18makewar by wiseguidance.
He who 19goes about as a slandererrevealssecrets, Therefore do not associate with k20a gossip .
He who 21curses his father or his mother, His 22lamp will go out in ltime of darkness.
An inheritancegainedhurriedly at the beginning Will not be blessed in the end.
2223Do not say, "I will repayevil "; 24Wait for the LORD, and He will save you.
23m25Differingweights are an abomination to the LORD, And a n26falsescale is not good.
2427Man'ssteps are ordained by the LORD, How then can manunderstand his way ?
It is a trap for a man to sayrashly, "It is holy !" And 28after the vows to makeinquiry.
A 29wisekingwinnows the wicked, And odrives the 30threshing wheelover them.
The p31spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searchingall the qinnermostparts of his being.
28rLoyalty and 32truthpreserve the king, And he upholds his throne by srighteousness.
The glory of youngmen is their strength, And the t33honor of oldmen is their grayhair.
3034Stripes that woundscour away evil, And strokes reach the uinnermostparts.