1He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck shall suddenly be broken, and that without remedy.
2When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice: but when a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh.
3Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots wasteth his substance.
4The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it.
5A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his steps.
6In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
7The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor: the wicked hath not understanding to know it.
8Scornful men set a city in a flame: but wise men turn away wrath.
9If a wise man hath a controversy with a foolish man, whether he be angry or laugh, there will be no rest.
10The bloodthirsty hate him that is perfect: and as for the upright, they seek his life.
11A fool uttereth all his anger: but a wise man keepeth it back and stilleth it.
12If a ruler hearkeneth to falsehood, all his servants are wicked.
13The poor man and the oppressor meet together: the LORD lighteneth the eyes of them both.
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 causeth shame to his mother.
16When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall look upon 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 cast off restraint: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
19A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not give heed.
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 a son at the last.
22An angry man stirreth up strife, and a wrathful man aboundeth in transgression.
23A man’s pride shall bring him low: but he that is of a lowly spirit shall obtain honour.
24Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth the adjuration and uttereth nothing.
25The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
26Many seek the ruler’s favour: but a man’s judgment cometh from the LORD.
27An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous: and he that is upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.