Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.12
A prudent servant will rule over a disgraceful son and will share the inheritance as one of the family.
The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,2 but the LORD tests the heart.34
A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
Whoever mocks the poor4 shows contempt for their Maker;5 whoever gloats over disaster6 will not go unpunished.76
Children's children8 are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool-- how much worse lying lips to a ruler!98
A bribe is seen as a charm by those who give it; they think success will come at every turn.109
Whoever would foster love covers over an offense,11 but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.1210
A rebuke impresses a discerning person more than a hundred lashes a fool.
Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them.
Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly.1313
Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil14 for good.1514
Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.1615
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent17-- the LORD detests them both.1816
Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom, when they are not able to understand it?1917
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.2018
One who has no sense shakes hands in pledge and puts up security for a neighbor.2119
Whoever loves a quarrel loves sin; whoever builds a high gate invites destruction.
One whose heart is corrupt does not prosper; one whose tongue is perverse falls into trouble.
To have a fool for a child brings grief; there is no joy for the parent of a godless fool.2222
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed23 spirit dries up the bones.2423
The wicked accept bribes25 in secret to pervert the course of justice.2624
A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool's eyes27 wander to the ends of the earth.
Foolish children bring grief to their father and bitterness to the mother who bore them.2826
If imposing a fine on the innocent is not good,29 surely to flog honest officials is not right.
Those who have knowledge use words with restraint,30 and those who have understanding are even-tempered.3128
Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.32