Don’t eat with people who are stingy; don’t desire their delicacies.
They are always thinking about how much it costs. “Eat and drink,” they say, but they don’t mean it.
You will throw up what little you’ve eaten, and your compliments will be wasted.
Don’t waste your breath on fools, for they will despise the wisest advice.
Don’t cheat your neighbor by moving the ancient boundary markers; don’t take the land of defenseless orphans.
For their Redeemer is strong; he himself will bring their charges against you.
Commit yourself to instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge.
Don’t fail to discipline your children. The rod of punishment won’t kill them.
Physical discipline may well save them from death.
My child, if your heart is wise, my own heart will rejoice!
Everything in me will celebrate when you speak what is right.