The delight of kings [are] righteous lips, And whoso is speaking uprightly he loveth,
The fury of a king [is] messengers of death, And a wise man pacifieth it.
In the light of a king's face [is] life, And his good-will [is] as a cloud of the latter rain.
To get wisdom -- how much better than gold, And to get understanding to be chosen than silver!
A highway of the upright [is], `Turn from evil,' Whoso is preserving his soul is watching his way.
Before destruction [is] pride, And before stumbling -- a haughty spirit.'
Better is humility of spirit with the poor, Than to apportion spoil with the proud.
The wise in any matter findeth good, And whoso is trusting in Jehovah, O his happiness.
To the wise in heart is called, `Intelligent,' And sweetness of lips increaseth learning.
A fountain of life [is] understanding to its possessors, The instruction of fools is folly.
The heart of the wise causeth his mouth to act wisely, And by his lips he increaseth learning,