Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.113
Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth.214
A king's wrath is a messenger of death,3 but a wise man will appease it.415
When a king's face brightens, it means life;5 his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.616
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding7 rather than silver!817
The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life.918
Pride10 goes before destruction, a haughty spirit11 before a fall.1219
Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.
Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,13 and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.1421
The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.a1522
Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it,16 but folly brings punishment to fools.