101Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease.
He who loves2purity of heart And awhose speech is 3gracious, the king is his friend.
The eyes of the LORDpreserveknowledge, But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man.
The 4sluggardsays, "There is a lionoutside; I will be killed in the streets!"
The mouth of b5an adulteress is a deeppit; He who is 6cursed of the LORD will fallcinto it.
15Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The 7rod of discipline will remove it far from him.
He 8who oppresses the poor to makedmore for himself Or who gives to the rich, 9will only come to poverty.