“It’s no good, it’s no good!” says the buyer— then goes off and boasts about the purchase.
Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.
Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.
Food gained by fraud tastes sweet, but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel.
Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance.
A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.
If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.
An inheritance claimed too soon will not be blessed at the end.
Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the LORD, and he will avenge you.
The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him.
A person’s steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand their own way?
It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows.
A wise king winnows out the wicked; he drives the threshing wheel over them.
The human spirit is the lamp of the LORDthat sheds light on one’s inmost being.
Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure.
The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old.
Blows and wounds scrub away evil, and beatings purge the inmost being.