The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the LORD tries hearts.
An evildoer listens to wicked lips; and a liar gives heed to a mischievous tongue.
He who mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of sons is their fathers.
Fine speech is not becoming to a fool; still less is false speech to a prince.
A bribe is like a magic stone in the eyes of him who gives it; wherever he turns he prospers.
He who forgives an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter alienates a friend.
A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred blows into a fool.
An evil man seeks only rebellion, and a cruel messenger will be sent against him.
Let a man meet a she-bear robbed of her cubs, rather than a fool in his folly.
If a man returns evil for good, evil will not depart from his house.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)