A man who hardens his neck after 1much reproof Will 2suddenly be brokenabeyondremedy.
When the 3righteousbincrease, the peoplerejoice, But when a wickedmanrules, peoplegroan.
A man who 4loveswisdommakes his fatherglad, But he who 5keepscompany with harlotswastes his wealth.
The 6kinggivesstability to the land by justice, But a manwhotakesbribesoverthrows it.
A man who 7flatters his neighbor Is spreading a net for his steps.
By transgression an evilman is 8ensnared, But the righteous9sings and rejoices.
The 10righteouscis concerned for the rights of the poor, The wicked does not understand such dconcern.
8Scorners11set a cityaflame, But 12wisementurnawayanger.
When a wisemanhas a controversy with a foolishman, eThe foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is norest.
10Men of 13bloodshedhate the blameless, But the uprightfare concerned for his life.
A 14foolgalways loses his temper, But a 15wisemanholds it back.
If a 16rulerpaysattention to falsehood, All his ministers become wicked.
The 17poorman and the oppressorhhavethis in common: The LORDgives18light to the eyes of both.
If a 19kingjudges the poor with truth, His 20throne will be establishedforever.
The 21rod and reproofgivewisdom, But a childiwho gets his own way22bringsshame to his mother.
When the wickedjincrease, transgressionincreases; But the 23righteous will see their fall.
1724Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; He will also k25delight your soul.
Where there is 26nolvision, the people27are unrestrained, But 28happy is he who keeps the law.
A slave will not be instructed by words alone; For though he understands, there will be noresponse.
Do you see a man who is 29hasty in his words? There is 30morehope for a foolthan for him.
He who pampers his slave from childhood Will in the end find him to be a son.
An 31angrymanstirs up strife, And a hot-temperedmanabounds in transgression.
A man's32pride will bring him low, But a 33humblespirit will obtainhonor.
He who is a partner with a thiefhates his own life; He 34hears the oath but tellsnothing.
The 35fear of manmbrings a snare, But he who 36trusts in the LORD will be exalted.
2637Manyseek the ruler'snfavor, But 38justice for man comes from the LORD.
An 39unjustman is abominable to the righteous, And he who is 40upright in the way is abominable to the wicked.