1Better a dry crust with peace
than a house full of feasting with strife. #Pr 15:17|NoBook| 21:9|NoBook| 25:24
2A wise servant will rule over a disgraceful son
and share an inheritance among brothers.
3A crucible for silver, and a smelter for gold, #Pr 27:21
and the Lord is the tester of hearts. #1Ch 29:17Ps 26:2Pr 16:2|NoBook| 21:2Is 48:10Jr 17:10Mal 3:3
4A wicked person listens to malicious talk; # Lit to lips of iniquity
a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
5The one who mocks the poor insults his Maker, #Pr 14:31|NoBook| 21:13
and one who rejoices over calamity
will not go unpunished. #Jb 31:29Pr 24:17Lm 1:21-22Ezk 25:6-7|NoBook| 35:15Ob 12
6Grandchildren are the crown of the elderly,
and the pride of sons is their fathers.
7Eloquent words are not appropriate on a fool’s lips;
how much worse are lies for a ruler.
8A bribe #Ex 23:8Is 1:23Am 5:12 seems like a magic stone to its owner;
wherever he turns, he succeeds. #Pr 18:16|NoBook| 19:6|NoBook| 21:14
9Whoever conceals an offense promotes love, #Pr 10:12Jms 5:201Pt 4:8
but whoever gossips about it separates friends. #Lv 19:16Pr 11:13|NoBook| 16:28
10A rebuke cuts into a perceptive person
more than a hundred lashes into a fool.
11An evil man seeks only rebellion;
a cruel messenger # Or a merciless angel #Ps 78:49 will be sent against him.
12Better for a man to meet a bear robbed of her cubs #2Sm 17:8Hs 13:8
than a fool in his foolishness.
13If anyone returns evil for good, #Ps 35:12|NoBook| 109:5
evil will never depart from his house. #2Sm 12:10
14To start a conflict is to release a flood;
stop the dispute before it breaks out. #Pr 20:3|NoBook| 25:8
15Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just #Ex 23:7Pr 17:26|NoBook| 18:524:23-24Is 5:23 —
both are detestable to the Lord.
16Why does a fool have money in his hand
with no intention of buying wisdom? #Pr 4:5|NoBook| 18:15|NoBook| 23:23
17A friend loves at all times, #Ru 1:16Pr 18:24|NoBook| 27:10
and a brother is born for a difficult time.
18One without sense enters an agreement # Lit sense shakes hands
and puts up security for his friend. #Pr 6:1-5|NoBook| 11:15|NoBook| 22:26
19One who loves to offend loves strife; #Pr 29:22
one who builds a high threshold invites injury.
20One with a twisted mind will not succeed,
and one with deceitful speech will fall into ruin. #Jr 23:36
21A man fathers a fool to his own sorrow;
the father of a fool has no joy. #Pr 10:1|NoBook| 17:25|NoBook| 19:1323:24-25
22A joyful heart is good medicine,
but a broken spirit dries up the bones. #Ps 22:15Pr 14:30|NoBook| 15:13|NoBook| 18:14
23A wicked man secretly takes a bribe #Pr 17:8
to subvert the course of justice. #Dt 16:19Ps 15:5Pr 18:5Mc 3:11|NoBook| 7:3
24Wisdom is the focus of the perceptive,
but a fool’s eyes #Ec 2:14 roam to the ends of the earth.
25A foolish son is grief to his father
and bitterness to the one who bore him. #Pr 10:1|NoBook| 17:21|NoBook| 19:13
26It is certainly not good to fine an innocent person
or to beat a noble for his honesty. # Or noble unfairly #Pr 17:15|NoBook| 18:524:23-24
27The intelligent person restrains his words, #Pr 10:19Jms 1:19|NoBook| 3:2
and one who keeps a cool head # Lit spirit
is a man of understanding.
28Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent,
discerning when he seals his lips. #Jb 13:5Pr 10:19