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.
He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed.
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)