1He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck,
shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
2When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice:
but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
3Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father:
but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.
4The king by judgment establisheth the land:
but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
5A man that flattereth his neighbor
spreadeth a net for his feet.
6In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare:
but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
7The righteous considereth the cause of the poor:
but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
8Scornful men bring a city into a snare:
but wise men turn away wrath.
9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man,
whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.
10The bloodthirsty hate the upright:
but the just seek his soul.
11A fool uttereth all his mind:
but a wise man keepeth it in till afterward.
12If a ruler hearken to lies,
all his servants are wicked.
13The poor and the deceitful man meet together:
the Lord lighteneth both their eyes.
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 bringeth his mother to shame.
16When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth:
but the righteous shall see 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 perish:
but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
19A servant will not be corrected by words:
for though he understand he will not answer.
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 his son at the length.
22An angry man stirreth up strife,
and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
23A man's pride shall bring him low:
but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.
24Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul:
he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.
25The fear of man bringeth a snare:
but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.
26Many seek the ruler's favor;
but every man's judgment cometh 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.