Where there is no prophecy, the people cast off restraint, but happy are those who keep the law.
By mere words servants are not disciplined, for though they understand, they will not give heed.
Do you see someone who is hasty in speech? There is more hope for a fool than for anyone like that.
A slave pampered from childhood will come to a bad end. a22
One given to anger stirs up strife, and the hothead causes much transgression.
A person's pride will bring humiliation, but one who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.
To be a partner of a thief is to hate one's own life; one hears the victim's curse, but discloses nothing. b25
The fear of others c lays a snare, but one who trusts in the Lord is secure.
Many seek the favor of a ruler, but it is from the Lord that one gets justice.
The unjust are an abomination to the righteous, but the upright are an abomination to the wicked.
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