1A person who has received many rebukes but who stiffens his neck will be broken in a moment beyond healing.
2When righteous people increase, the people rejoice, but when a wicked person is the ruler, the people sigh.
3Whoever loves wisdom makes his father rejoice, but he who keeps company with prostitutes destroys his wealth.
4The king establishes the land by justice, but the one who demands bribes tears it down.
5A man who flatters his neighbor is spreading a net for his feet.
6In the sin of an evil person is a trap, but the righteous person sings and rejoices.
7The righteous person knows the rights of the poor; the wicked person does not understand such knowledge.
8Mockers set a city on fire, but those who are wise turn away wrath.
9When a wise person has an argument with a fool, he rages and laughs, and there will be no rest.
10The bloodthirsty hate the one who is blameless and seek the life of the upright.
11A fool reveals all his anger, but a wise man holds it back and calms himself down.
12If a ruler pays attention to lies, all his officials will be wicked.
13The poor person and the oppressor are similar, for Yahweh gives light to the eyes of them both.
14If a king judges the poor by the truth, his throne will be established forever.
15The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child freed from discipline puts his mother to shame.
16When wicked people are in power, transgression increases, but righteous people will see the downfall of those wicked people.
17Discipline your son and he will give you rest; he will bring delights into your life.
18Where there is no prophetic vision the people run wild, but the one who keeps the law is blessed.
19A slave will not be corrected by words, for though he understands, there will be no response.
20See a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
21One who pampers his slave from youth, at the end of it there will be trouble.
22An angry person stirs up strife and a master of rage commits many sins.
23A person's pride brings him low, but one who has a humble spirit will be given honor.
24One who shares with a thief hates his own life; he hears the curse and says nothing.
25The fear of man makes a snare, but the one who trusts in Yahweh will be protected.
26Many are those who seek the face of the ruler, but from Yahweh is justice for a person.
27An unjust man is an abomination to righteous people, but the one whose way is upright is detestable to the wicked person.