The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart.
A wicked person listens to deceitful lips; a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.
Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.
Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool— how much worse lying lips to a ruler!
A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it; they think success will come at every turn.
Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
A rebuke impresses a discerning person more than a hundred lashes a fool.
Evildoers foster rebellion against God; the messenger of death will be sent against them.
Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly.
Evil will never leave the house of one who pays back evil for good.