The righteous care about justice for the poor,1 but the wicked have no such concern.
Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.29
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.311
A fool gives full vent to his anger,4 but a wise man keeps himself under control.512
If a ruler6 listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.713
The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives sight to the eyes of both.814
If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will always be secure.915
The rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.1016
When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall.1117
Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to your soul.12