1 He who is often reprimanded and hardens his neck will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
2 When the righteous increase the people rejoice. When the wicked rule the people mourn.
3 He who loves wisdom makes his father rejoice. But he who keeps company with fornicators wastes his wealth.
4 The king establishes the land by justice. He who receives gifts overthrows it.
5 A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.
6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare. But the righteous sings and rejoices.
7 The righteous considers the cause of the poor. The wicked do not get to know it.
8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare. Wise men turn away anger.
9 If a wise man disputes with a foolish man, whether the fool rages or laughs, there is no rest.
10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright. The righteous are concerned for his life.
11 A fool loses his temper. But a wise man holds it back.
12 If a ruler listens to lies, all his servants are wicked.
13 The poor and the deceitful have this in common: Jehovah lightens their eyes.
14 The king who faithfully judges the poor will have his throne established forever.
15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.
16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases. But the righteous will see their fall.
17 Correct your son, and he will give you rest. Yes, he will give you delight.
18 Where there is no vision the people perish. The one who obeys the law is happy.
19 A servant will not be corrected by words alone. Even though he understands he will not respond.
20 See a man quick to talk? There is more hope for a fool then for him.
21 The man who carefully brings up pays close attention tonourishes his servant from childhood will in the future have him become like his son.
22 An angry man stirs up dissension. A furious man abounds in sin.
23 A man's pride will bring him low. The humble in spirit retain honor.
24 The partner of a thief hates his life. He hears the oath but tells nothing.
25 Fear of man brings a snare trap. He who trusts in Jehovah will be safe.
26 Many seek favor from the ruler; but every man's judgment comes from Jehovah.
27 An unjust man is an abomination disgusting to the righteous. He who is upright in the way is an abomination detestable to the wicked.