1Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.
A servant who deals wisely will rule over 2a son who acts shamefully and 3will share the inheritance as one of the brothers.
4The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, 5and the LORD tests hearts.
An evildoer listens to wicked lips, and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.
Whoever mocks the poor 6insults his Maker; he who is 7glad at calamity will not go 8unpunished.
9Grandchildren are 10the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.
Fine speech is not 11becoming to a fool; still less is 12false speech to a prince.
13A bribe is like a magic stone in the eyes of the one who gives it; wherever he turns he prospers.
Whoever 14covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter 15separates close friends.
A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred blows into a fool.
An evil man seeks only rebellion, and 16a cruel messenger will be sent against him.