"Bad, bad," says the buyer, but when he goes away, then he boasts.
There is gold and abundance of 1costly stones, 2but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
3Take a man's garment when he has put up security for a stranger, and 4hold it in pledge when he puts up security for foreigners.
5Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be full of 6gravel.
7Plans are established by counsel; by 8wise guidance 9wage war.
Whoever 10goes about slandering reveals secrets; therefore do not associate with 11a simple babbler.
12If one curses his father or his mother, 13his lamp will be put out in utter darkness.
14An inheritance gained hastily in the beginning will not be blessed in the end.
Do not say, 15"I will repay evil"; 16wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you.
17Unequal weights are an abomination to the LORD, and 18false scales are not good.
A man's 19steps are from the LORD; how then can man understand his way?
It is a snare to say rashly, "It is holy," and to reflect only 20after making vows.
A wise king 21winnows the wicked and drives 22the wheel over them.
23The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, 24searching all 25his innermost parts.
26Steadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king, and by steadfast love his 27throne is upheld.
The glory of young men is their strength, but 28the splendor of old men is their gray hair.
29Blows that wound cleanse away evil; strokes make clean 30the innermost parts.