3 A shrewd person sees danger and hides himself, but the naive keep right on going and suffer for it.
5 Thorns and snares are in the path of the perverse, but the one who guards himself keeps far from them.
11 The one who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious -- the king will be his friend.
13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside! I will be killed in the middle of the streets!"
14 The mouth of an adulteress is like a deep pit; the one against whom the Lord is angry will fall into it.
15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
16 The one who oppresses the poor to increase his own gain and the one who gives to the rich -- both end up only in poverty.
17 Incline your ear and listen to the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my instruction. 18 For it is pleasing if you keep these sayings within you, and they are ready on your lips. 19 So that your confidence may be in the Lord, I am making them known to you today -- even you. 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge, 21 to show you true and reliable words, so that you may give accurate answers to those who sent you?
22 Do not exploit a poor person because he is poor and do not crush the needy in court, 23 for the Lord will plead their case and will rob those who are robbing them.
24 Do not make friends with an angry person, and do not associate with a wrathful person, 25 lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.
26 Do not be one who strikes hands in pledge or who puts up security for debts. 27 If you do not have enough to pay, your bed will be taken right out from under you!