1One who becomes stiff-necked,
after many reprimands
will be shattered instantly —
beyond recovery. #Pr 1:24-316:14-15
2When the righteous flourish, the people rejoice,
but when the wicked rule, people groan. #Ex 2:23Est 8:15Pr 11:10|NoBook| 28:12
3A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, #Pr 10:1|NoBook| 15:2023:24-25|NoBook| 27:11|NoBook| 28:7
but one who consorts with prostitutes destroys his wealth. #Pr 5:9-10|NoBook| 6:26Lk 15:13
4By justice a king brings stability to a land, #2Ch 9:8Pr 29:14
but a man who demands “contributions” # The Hb word for “contributions” usually refers to offerings in worship.
demolishes it. #Pr 17:23
5A man who flatters # Lit is smooth on his neighbor
spreads a net for his feet. #Pr 26:28|NoBook| 27:6|NoBook| 28:23
6An evil man is caught by sin, #Pr 12:13|NoBook| 18:7Ec 9:12
but the righteous one sings and rejoices. #Ex 15:1
7The righteous person knows the rights # Lit justice of the poor, #Jb 29:16Ps 41:1
but the wicked one does not understand these concerns.
8Mockers inflame a city, #Pr 11:11|NoBook| 26:21|NoBook| 29:22
but the wise turn away anger.
9If a wise man goes to court with a fool,
there will be ranting and raving but no resolution. # Lit rest #Pr 26:4
10Bloodthirsty men hate an honest person, #Gn 4:5-81Jn 3:12
but the upright care about him. # Or person, and seek the life of the upright
11A fool gives full vent to his anger, # Lit spirit #Pr 12:16
but a wise man holds it in check. #Pr 16:32|NoBook| 25:28
12If a ruler listens to lies, #1Kg 22:8
all his officials will be wicked.
13The poor and the oppressor have this in common: # Lit oppressor meet
the Lord gives light to the eyes of both. #Pr 22:2
14A king who judges the poor with fairness —
his throne will be established forever. #Ps 72:4Pr 16:12|NoBook| 25:5Is 11:4
15A rod of correction imparts wisdom, #Pr 13:24|NoBook| 22:15
but a youth left to himself # Lit youth sent away
is a disgrace to his mother. #Pr 10:1|NoBook| 17:25
16When the wicked increase, rebellion increases,
but the righteous will see their downfall. #Ps 37:34|NoBook| 58:10|NoBook| 91:8|NoBook| 92:11
17Discipline your son, and it will bring you peace of mind #Pr 13:24
and give you delight.
18Without revelation # Lit vision #1Sm 3:1Ps 74:9Am 8:11-12 people run wild, #Ex 32:25
but one who listens to instruction will be happy. #Ps 119:2Pr 8:32Jn 13:17Jms 1:25
19A slave cannot be disciplined by words;
though he understands, he doesn’t respond. #Mt 18:17
20Do you see a man who speaks too soon? #Lv 5:4Jdg 11:30-31Pr 10:19|NoBook| 17:27|NoBook| 19:2|NoBook| 20:25
There is more hope for a fool than for him. #Pr 26:12
21A slave pampered from his youth
will become arrogant # Hb obscure later on.
22An angry man stirs up conflict,
and a hot-tempered man # Lit a master of rage increases rebellion. #Pr 15:18|NoBook| 26:21|NoBook| 28:25
23A person’s pride will humble him, #2Sm 22:28Mt 23:12Jms 4:6
but a humble spirit will gain honor. #Pr 11:2|NoBook| 15:33|NoBook| 18:12|NoBook| 22:4
24To be a thief’s partner is to hate oneself;
he hears the curse but will not testify. # When a call for witnesses was made public, anyone with information who did not submit his testimony was under a curse. #Lv 5:1
25The fear of man is a snare, #Gn 12:12|NoBook| 20:21Sm 13:11Lk 12:4Jn 12:42-43
but the one who trusts in the Lord is protected. # Lit raised high #Pr 14:27|NoBook| 18:10
26Many seek a ruler’s favor, #Pr 16:15|NoBook| 19:6
but a man receives justice from the Lord. #Is 49:41Co 4:4-5
27An unjust man is detestable to the righteous,
and one whose way is upright
is detestable to the wicked. #Pr 29:10Mt 10:22Jn 15:181Jn 3:13
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