1He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck,
Shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
2When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice:
But when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
3Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father:
But he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.
4The king by judgment establisheth the land:
But he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
5A man that flattereth his neighbour
Spreadeth a net for his feet.
6In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare:
But the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
7The righteous considereth the cause of the poor:
But the wicked regardeth not to know it.
8Scornful men bring a city into a snare:
But wise men turn away wrath.
9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man,
Whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.
10The bloodthirsty hate the upright:
But the just seek his soul.
11A fool uttereth all his mind:
But a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
12If a ruler hearken to lies,
All his servants are wicked.
13The poor and the deceitful man meet together:
The LORD lighteneth both their eyes.
14The king that faithfully judgeth the poor,
His throne shall be established for ever.
15The rod and reproof give wisdom:
But a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
16When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth:
But the righteous shall see their fall.
17Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest;
Yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.
18Where there is no vision, the people perish:
But he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
19A servant will not be corrected by words:
For though he understand he will not answer.
20Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words?
There is more hope of a fool than of him.
21He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child
Shall have him become his son at the length.
22An angry man stirreth up strife,
And a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
23A man's pride shall bring him low:
But honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
24Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul:
He heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.
25The fear of man bringeth a snare:
But whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
26Many seek the ruler's favour;
But every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.
27An unjust man is an abomination to the just:
And he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.