1Better #Prov. 28:6is the poor who walks in his integrity
Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
2Also it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge,
And he sins who hastens with his feet.
3The foolishness of a man twists his way,
And his heart frets against the Lord.
4#Prov. 14:20Wealth makes many friends,
But the poor is separated from his friend.
5A #Ex. 23:1; Deut. 19:16–19; Prov. 6:19; 21:28false witness will not go unpunished,
And he who speaks lies will not escape.
6Many entreat the favor of the nobility,
And every man is a friend to one who gives gifts.
7#Prov. 14:20All the brothers of the poor hate him;
How much more do his friends go #Ps. 38:11far from him!
He may pursue them with words, yet they abandon him.
8He who gets wisdom loves his own soul;
He who keeps understanding #Prov. 16:20will find good.
9A false witness will not go unpunished,
And he who speaks lies shall perish.
10Luxury is not fitting for a fool,
Much less #Prov. 30:21, 22for a servant to rule over princes.
11#James 1:19The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger,
#Prov. 16:32; (Matt. 5:44); Eph. 4:32; Col. 3:13And his glory is to overlook a transgression.
12#Prov. 16:14The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion,
But his favor is #Gen. 27:28; Deut. 33:28; Ps. 133:3; Hos. 14:5; Mic. 5:7like dew on the grass.
13#Prov. 10:1A foolish son is the ruin of his father,
#Prov. 21:9, 19And the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping.
14#2 Cor. 12:14Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers,
But #Prov. 18:22a prudent wife is from the Lord.
15#Prov. 6:9Laziness casts one into a deep sleep,
And an idle person will #Prov. 10:4suffer hunger.
16#Prov. 13:13; 16:17; Luke 10:28; 11:28He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul,
But he who is careless of his ways will die.
17#Deut. 15:7, 8; Job 23:12, 13; Prov. 28:27; Eccl. 11:1; Matt. 10:42; 25:40; (2 Cor. 9:6–8); Heb. 6:10He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord,
And He will pay back what he has given.
18#Prov. 13:24Chasten your son while there is hope,
And do not set your heart on his destruction.
19A man of great wrath will suffer punishment;
For if you rescue him, you will have to do it again.
20Listen to counsel and receive instruction,
That you may be wise #Ps. 37:37in your latter days.
21There are many plans in a man’s heart,
#Ps. 33:10, 11; Prov. 16:9; Is. 46:10; Heb. 6:17Nevertheless the Lord’s counsel—that will stand.
22What is desired in a man is kindness,
And a poor man is better than a liar.
23#Prov. 14:27; (1 Tim. 4:8)The fear of the Lord leads to life,
And he who has it will abide in satisfaction;
He will not be visited with evil.
24#Prov. 15:19A lazy man buries his hand in the bowl,
And will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
25Strike a scoffer, and the simple #Deut. 13:11will become wary;
#Prov. 9:8Rebuke one who has understanding, and he will discern knowledge.
26He who mistreats his father and chases away his mother
Is #Prov. 17:2a son who causes shame and brings reproach.
27Cease listening to instruction, my son,
And you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28A disreputable witness scorns justice,
And #Job 15:16the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.
29Judgments are prepared for scoffers,
#Prov. 26:3And beatings for the backs of fools.