1He that being often reproved hardens his neck shall suddenly be destroyed and that without remedy.
2When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice, but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.
3Whosoever loves wisdom causes his father to rejoice, but he that maintains harlots shall lose his inheritance.
4The king by judgment establishes the land, but he that receives gifts shall overthrow it.
5The man that flatters his neighbour spreads a net for his feet.
6In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare, but the righteous shall sing and rejoice.
7The righteous considers the cause of the poor, but the wicked does not understand wisdom.
8Scornful men bring a city into a snare, but wise men turn away wrath.
9If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether he rages or laughs, there is no rest.
10The bloodthirsty hate the perfect, but the just seek his soul.
11The fool gives full rein to his spirit, but the wise man in the end will bring it into rest.
12Of the ruler who hearkens unto the lying word, all his ministers are evil.
13The poor and the usurer meet together; the Lord lightens both their eyes.
14The king that judges the poor with truth, his throne shall be established for ever.
15The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself shall bring his mother to shame.
16When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases, but the righteous shall see their fall.
17Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; he shall give delight unto thy soul.
18Without prophetic vision, the people shall perish, but he that keeps the law is blessed.
19A slave will not be corrected by words, for though he understands he will not obey.
20Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
21He that gives freely unto his slave from a child shall have him become his son in the end.
22The angry man stirs up strife, and the furious man abounds in transgression.
23A man’s pride shall bring him low, but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
24Whosoever is partner with a thief hates his own soul; he hears cursing, and does not disclose it.
25The fear of man brings a snare, but whosoever puts his trust in the Lord shall be lifted up.
26Many seek the ruler’s favour, but each man’s judgment comes 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.