One who is often reproved, yet remains stubborn, will suddenly be broken beyond healing.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
A child who loves wisdom makes a parent glad, but to keep company with prostitutes is to squander one's substance.
By justice a king gives stability to the land, but one who makes heavy exactions ruins it.
Whoever flatters a neighbor is spreading a net for the neighbor's feet.
In the transgression of the evil there is a snare, but the righteous sing and rejoice.
The righteous know the rights of the poor; the wicked have no such understanding.
Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath.
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