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.