A just king gives stability to his nation, but one who demands bribes destroys it.
To flatter friends is to lay a trap for their feet.
Evil people are trapped by sin, but the righteous escape, shouting for joy.
The godly care about the rights of the poor; the wicked don’t care at all.
Mockers can get a whole town agitated, but the wise will calm anger.
If a wise person takes a fool to court, there will be ranting and ridicule but no satisfaction.
The bloodthirsty hate blameless people, but the upright seek to help them.
References for Proverbs 29:10
Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back.
If a ruler pays attention to liars, all his advisers will be wicked.
The poor and the oppressor have this in common— the LORD gives sight to the eyes of both.
If a king judges the poor fairly, his throne will last forever.