A man who remains stiff-necked1 after many rebukes will suddenly be destroyed2--without remedy.32
When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice;4 when the wicked rule,5 the people groan.63
A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,7 but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.84
By justice a king gives a country stability,9 but one who is greedy for bribes tears it down.
Whoever flatters his neighbor is spreading a net for his feet.106
An evil man is snared by his own sin,11 but a righteous one can sing and be glad.
The righteous care about justice for the poor,12 but the wicked have no such concern.
Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.139
If a wise man goes to court with a fool, the fool rages and scoffs, and there is no peace.
Bloodthirsty men hate a man of integrity and seek to kill the upright.1411
A fool gives full vent to his anger,15 but a wise man keeps himself under control.1612
If a ruler17 listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.1813
The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives sight to the eyes of both.1914
If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will always be secure.2015
The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.2116
When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall.2217
Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul.2318
Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but blessed is he who keeps the law.2419
A servant cannot be corrected by mere words; though he understands, he will not respond.
Do you see a man who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for him.2521
If a man pampers his servant from youth, he will bring griefa in the end.
An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins.2623
A man's pride brings him low,27 but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.2824
The accomplice of a thief is his own enemy; he is put under oath and dare not testify.2925
Fear30 of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD31 is kept safe.3226
Many seek an audience with a ruler,33 but it is from the LORD that man gets justice.3427
The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.35