2 A prudent servant will rule in place of a disgraceful son and will share in the inheritance among brothers.
4 Whoever practices evil pays attention to wicked speech, and the liar listens to malicious talk.
5 Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their maker, and whoever is happy about disaster will not go unpunished.
7 Appropriate speech is inconsistent with the fool; how much more are deceitful statements with a prince!
9 Anyone who overlooks an offense promotes love, but someone who gossips separates close friends.
19 The person who loves transgression loves strife; the person who builds a high gate invites destruction.
20 The person whose mind is perverse does not find good, and anyone with perverted speech falls into trouble.
24 A person with understanding has wisdom as his objective, but a fool looks only to earthly goals.
26 Furthermore, it isn't good to fine the righteous, or to beat an official because of his uprightness.
27 Whoever controls what he says is knowledgeable; anyone who has a calm spirit is a man of understanding.