Many seek favor from rulers; everyone befriends a gift giver.
All the relatives of the poor hate them; even more, their friends stay far from them. When they pursue them with words, they aren't there.
Those who acquire good sense love themselves; those who keep understanding find success.
False witnesses won't go unpunished, and liars will perish.
Luxury isn't fitting for a fool; even less so for a servant to rule over princes.
Insightful people restrain their anger; their glory is to ignore an offense.
A raging king roars like a lion; his favor is like the dew on the grass.
A foolish son is a disaster to his father; a contentious wife is like constant dripping.
House and riches are an inheritance from one's ancestors, but an insightful wife is from the LORD.
Laziness brings on deep sleep; a slacker goes hungry.
Those who keep the commandment preserve their lives; those who disregard their ways will die.