1 He who being often reproved hardens his neck Will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
2 When the righteous have increased, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man bears rule, the people sigh.
3 Whoever loves wisdom rejoices his father; But he who is a shepherd of prostitutes wastes [his] substance.
4 The king by justice establishes the land; But he who exacts gifts overthrows it.
5 A [noble] man who flatters his fellow man Spreads a net for his steps.
6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare; But the righteous sings and rejoices.
7 The righteous takes knowledge of the cause of the poor; The wicked does not have understanding to know [it].
8 Scoffers set a city in a flame; But wise men turn away wrath.
9 If a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, Whether he is angry or laughs, there will be no rest.
10 The bloodthirsty hate him who is perfect; And as for the upright, they seek his life.
11 A fool utters all his anger; But a wise man keeps it back and stills it.
12 If a ruler harkens to falsehood, All his ministers are wicked.
13 The poor man and the oppressor meet together; Yahweh lightens the eyes of them both.
14 The king who faithfully judges the poor, His throne will be established forever.
15 The rod and reproof give wisdom; But a child left to himself causes shame to his mother.
16 When the wicked are increased, transgression increases; But the righteous will look at their fall.
17 Correct your son, and he will give you rest; Yes, he will give delight to your soul.
18 Where there is no vision, the people go wild; But he who keeps the law, he is happy.
19 A slave will not be corrected by words; For though he understands, he will not give heed.
20 Do you see a man who is in a hurry in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him.
21 He who delicately brings up his slave from a child Will have him become a son at the last.
22 An angry man stirs up strife, And a wrathful man abounds in transgression.
23 The pride of man will bring him low; But he who is of a lowly spirit will obtain honor.
24 Whoever shares with a thief hates his own soul; He hears the adjuration and utters nothing.
25 The fear of man brings a snare; But whoever puts his trust in Yahweh will be safe.
26 Many seek the ruler's favor; But a man's judgment [comes] from Yahweh.
27 An unjust man is disgusting to the righteous; And he who is upright in the way is disgusting to the wicked.