When a king's face brightens, it means life;1 his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.216
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding3 rather than silver!417
The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life.518
Pride6 goes before destruction, a haughty spirit7 before a fall.819
Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.
Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,9 and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.1021
The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.a1122
Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it,12 but folly brings punishment to fools.
A wise man's heart guides his mouth,13 and his lips promote instruction.b1424
Pleasant words are a honeycomb,15 sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.1625
There is a way that seems right to a man,17 but in the end it leads to death.18