In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death.
In a multitude of people is the glory of a king, but without people a prince is ruined.
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
A tranquil mind gives life to the flesh, but passion makes the bones rot.
He who oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is kind to the needy honors him.
The wicked is overthrown through his evil-doing, but the righteous finds refuge through his integrity.
Wisdom abides in the mind of a man of understanding, but it is not known in the heart of fools.
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.
A servant who deals wisely has the king's favor, but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully.
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 w/ Apocrypha)