If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.
The poor man and the oppressor meet together; the LORD gives light to the eyes of both.
If a king judges the poor with equity his throne will be established for ever.
The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
When the wicked are in authority, transgression increases; but the righteous will look upon their downfall.
Discipline your son, and he will give you rest; he will give delight to your heart.
Where there is no prophecy the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.
By mere words a servant is not disciplined, for though he understands, he will not give heed.
Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
He who pampers his servant from childhood, will in the end find him his heir.
A man of wrath stirs up strife, and a man given to anger causes much transgression.
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