Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
A king’s wrath strikes terror like the roar of a lion; those who anger him forfeit their lives.
It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.
Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing.
The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.
Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find?
The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.
When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes.
Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”?
Differing weights and differing measures— the LORD detests them both.
Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright?