Discipline your son while there is hope; do not set your heart on his destruction.
A man of great wrath will pay the penalty; for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again.
Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future.
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will be established.
What is desired in a man is loyalty, and a poor man is better than a liar.
The fear of the LORD leads to life; and he who has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, and will not even bring it back to his mouth.
Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge.
He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.
Cease, my son, to hear instruction only to stray from the words of knowledge.
A worthless witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.
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)