Wine produces mockers; alcohol leads to brawls. Those led astray by drink cannot be wise.
The king’s fury is like a lion’s roar; to rouse his anger is to risk your life.
Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling.
Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest.
Though good advice lies deep within the heart, a person with understanding will draw it out.
Many will say they are loyal friends, but who can find one who is truly reliable?
The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them.
When a king sits in judgment, he weighs all the evidence, distinguishing the bad from the good.
Who can say, “I have cleansed my heart; I am pure and free from sin”?
False weights and unequal measures — the LORD detests double standards of every kind.
Even children are known by the way they act, whether their conduct is pure, and whether it is right.