By justice a king gives a country stability,1 but one who is greedy for bribes tears it down.
Whoever flatters his neighbor is spreading a net for his feet.26
An evil man is snared by his own sin,3 but a righteous one can sing and be glad.
The righteous care about justice for the poor,4 but the wicked have no such concern.
Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.59
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.611
A fool gives full vent to his anger,7 but a wise man keeps himself under control.812
If a ruler9 listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.1013
The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives sight to the eyes of both.1114
If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will always be secure.12