Anyone who loves to quarrel loves sin; anyone who speaks boastfully a invites disaster.
The crooked heart will not prosper; the twisted tongue tumbles into trouble.
It is painful to be the parent of a fool; there is no joy for the father of a rebel.
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person's strength.
The wicked accept secret bribes to pervert justice.
Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool's eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
A foolish child b brings grief to a father and bitterness to a mother.
It is wrong to fine the godly for being good or to punish nobles for being honest!
A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.
Even fools are thought to be wise when they keep silent; when they keep their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)