1 A man who hardens his neck when reproved shall be suddenly broken, and there will
be no healing.
2 When the righteous multiply, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people
3 Whoever loves wisdom causes his father to rejoice; but a companion of harlots
4 The king establishes the land by justice; but he who receives bribes tears it down.
5 A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.
6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare; but the righteous shouts and
7 The righteous considers the plea of the poor, but the wicked has no discernment to
8 Scornful men blast and inflame a city, but the wise turn away anger.
9 If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether he rages or laughs, there is no
10 Men of blood hate the perfect; but the upright seek the security of his soul.
11 A fool vents all his emotions; but a wise one keeps still until afterwards.
12 If a ruler pays attention to lies, all his servants are wicked.
13 The poor and the oppressor have this in common; Jehovah gives light to the eyes of
14 A king who judges the lowly in truth, his throne shall be established continually.
15 The rod and rebuke give wisdom, but a lad set loose brings shame to his mother.
16 When the wicked become numerous, transgression increases; but the righteous shall
see their fall.
17 Correct your son, and he will give you rest; yea, he shall give delight to your soul.
18 Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained; but he who keeps the Law is
19 A servant will not be corrected by words, for though he understands, he will not
20 Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
21 He who pampers his servant from youth, that one in the end shall be as his progeny.
22 An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression.
23 A man's pride shall bring him low; but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.
24 He who shares with a thief hates his own soul; he hears the oath, but does not
25 The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever puts his trust in Jehovah shall be
26 Many seek the ruler's favor, but man's justice comes from Jehovah.
27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just; and he who is upright in the way is an
abomination to the wicked.