He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck will suddenly be broken beyond healing.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
He who loves wisdom makes his father glad, but one who keeps company with harlots squanders his substance.
By justice a king gives stability to the land, but one who exacts gifts ruins it.
A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.
An evil man is ensnared in his transgression, but a righteous man sings and rejoices.
A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.
Scoffers set a city aflame, but wise men turn away wrath.
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)