2 A wise servant ruleth over a son causing shame, And in the midst of brethren He apportioneth an inheritance.
4 An evil doer is attentive to lips of vanity, Falsehood is giving ear to a mischievous tongue.
5 Whoso is mocking at the poor Hath reproached his Maker, Whoso is rejoicing at calamity is not acquitted.
8 A stone of grace is the bribe in the eyes of its possessors, Whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
9 Whoso is covering transgression is seeking love, And whoso is repeating a matter Is separating a familiar friend.
14 The beginning of contention is a letting out of waters, And before it is meddled with leave the strife.
15 Whoso is justifying the wicked, And condemning the righteous, Even both of these are an abomination to Jehovah.
19 Whoso is loving transgression is loving debate, Whoso is making high his entrance is seeking destruction.
24 The face of the intelligent is to wisdom, And the eyes of a fool -- at the end of the earth.
27 One acquainted with knowledge is sparing his words, And the cool of temper is a man of understanding.