Many seek the favor of a generous man, and every one is a friend to a man who gives gifts.
All a poor man's brothers hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues them with words, but does not have them.
He who gets wisdom loves himself; he who keeps understanding will prosper.
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who utters lies will perish.
It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury, much less for a slave to rule over princes.
Good sense makes a man slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
A king's wrath is like the growling of a lion, but his favor is like dew upon the grass.
A foolish son is ruin to his father, and a wife's quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.
House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger.
He who keeps the commandment keeps his life; he who despises the word will die.
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)