An evil man is snared by his own sin,1 but a righteous one can sing and be glad.
The righteous care about justice for the poor,2 but the wicked have no such concern.
Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.39
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.411
A fool gives full vent to his anger,5 but a wise man keeps himself under control.612
If a ruler7 listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.813
The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives sight to the eyes of both.914
If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will always be secure.1015
The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.1116
When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall.12