He who 1returnsevil for good, 2Evil will not depart from his house.
The beginning of strife is like letting out water, So 3abandon the quarrelbefore it breaks out.
He who 4justifies 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 5buywisdom, When ahe hasnosense?
A 6friendloves at alltimes, And a brother is born for adversity.
A manlacking in bsensec7pledges And becomesguarantor in the presence of his neighbor.
He who 8lovestransgressionlovesstrife; He who 9raises his doorseeksdestruction.
He whohas a crookeddmind10findsnogood, And he who is 11perverted in his languagefalls into evil.
He who 12sires a fool does so to his sorrow, And the father of a foolhasnojoy.
A 13joyfulhearteis goodmedicine, But a brokenspirit14dries up the bones.
A wickedmanreceives a 15bribe from the bosom To 16pervert the ways of justice.