1He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck shall suddenly be broken, and that without remedy
2When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice:
But when a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh
3Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father:
But he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his substance
4The king by judgement establisheth the land:
But he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it
5A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his steps
6In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare:
But the righteous doth sing and rejoice
7The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor:
The wicked hath not understanding to know it
8Scornful men set a city in a flame:
But wise men turn away wrath
9If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man, whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest
10The bloodthirsty hate him that is perfect:
And as for the upright, they seek his life
11A fool uttereth all his anger:
But a wise man keepeth it back and stilleth it
12If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood, all his servants are wicked
13The poor man and the oppressor meet together:
The Lord lighteneth the eyes of them both
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 causeth shame to his mother
16When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth:
But the righteous shall look upon 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 cast off restraint:
But he that keepeth the law, happy is he
19A servant will not be corrected by words:
For though he understand he will not give heed
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 a son at the last
22An angry man stirreth up strife, and a wrathful man aboundeth in transgression
23A man's pride shall bring him low:
But he that is of a lowly spirit shall obtain honour
24Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul:
He heareth the adjuration and uttereth nothing
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 a man's judgement cometh from the Lord
27An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous:
And he that is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.