Direct your children onto the right path,
and when they are older, they will not leave it.
Just as the rich rule the poor,
so the borrower is servant to the lender.
Those who plant injustice will harvest disaster,
and their reign of terror will come to an end.
Blessed are those who are generous,
because they feed the poor.
Throw out the mocker, and fighting goes, too.
Quarrels and insults will disappear.
Whoever loves a pure heart and gracious speech
will have the king as a friend.
The LORD preserves those with knowledge,
but he ruins the plans of the treacherous.
The lazy person claims, “There’s a lion out there!
If I go outside, I might be killed!”
The mouth of an immoral woman is a dangerous trap;
those who make the LORD angry will fall into it.
A youngster’s heart is filled with foolishness,
but physical discipline will drive it far away.