A man who 1flatters his neighbor Is spreading a net for his steps.
By transgression an evilman is 2ensnared, But the righteous3sings and rejoices.
The 4righteousais concerned for the rights of the poor, The wicked does not understand such bconcern.
8Scorners5set a cityaflame, But 6wisementurnawayanger.
When a wisemanhas a controversy with a foolishman, cThe foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is norest.
10Men of 7bloodshedhate the blameless, But the uprightdare concerned for his life.
A 8foolealways loses his temper, But a 9wisemanholds it back.
If a 10rulerpaysattention to falsehood, All his ministers become wicked.
The 11poorman and the oppressorfhavethis in common: The LORDgives12light to the eyes of both.
If a 13kingjudges the poor with truth, His 14throne will be establishedforever.
The 15rod and reproofgivewisdom, But a childgwho gets his own way16bringsshame to his mother.