1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. He…: Heb. A man of reproofs
2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. in…: or, increased
3 He that loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.
4 The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it. he…: Heb. a man of oblations
5 A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.
6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
7 The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath. bring…: or, set a city on fire
9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rageth or laugheth, there is no rest.
10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul. The bloodthirsty: Heb. Men of blood
11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
12 If a ruler hearkeneth to lies, all his servants are wicked.
13 The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD giveth light to both their eyes. the deceitful…: or, the usurer
14 The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.
15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.
17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight to thy soul.
18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. perish: or, is made naked
19 A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understandeth he will not answer.
20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him. words: or, matters?
21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him at length become his son.
22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
23 A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
24 Whoever is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and revealeth it not.
25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but he who putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe. safe: Heb. set on high
26 Many seek the ruler’s favour; but every man’s judgment cometh from the LORD. the ruler’s…: Heb. the face of a ruler
27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.