1 After many rebukes, the stiff-necked man will be broken incurably, without any warning.
2 As the righteous grow powerful, people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, people groan.
3 The man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father, but anyone who consorts with immoral women squanders his wealth.
4 A king brings stability to a land through justice, but a man who takes bribes brings it to ruin.
5 A strong man who flatters his neighbor is setting a trap where he walks.
6 An evil man is trapped by transgression, but the righteous person sings and rejoices.
7 The righteous person is concerned about the poor; but the wicked don't understand what they need to know.
8 Scornful men enflame a city, but the wise defuse anger.
9 When a wise man has a dispute with a fool, the fool either rages or laughs without relief.
10 Bloodthirsty men hate the innocent person, but the upright show concern for his life.
11 The fool vents all his feelings, but the wise person keeps them to himself.
12 When a ruler is listening to lies, all of his officials tend to become wicked.
13 The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: the LORD gave them both eyes with which to see.
14 When a king faithfully administers justice to the poor, his throne will be established forever.
15 The rod and rebuke bestow wisdom, but an undisciplined child brings shame to his mother.
16 As the wicked grow powerful, transgression increases, but the righteous will observe their downfall.
17 Correct your son and he will comfort you; he will also delight your soul.
18 Without prophetic vision, people abandon restraint, but those who obey the Law are happy.
19 By mere words a servant will not be corrected; even though he understands, there will be no response.
20 Do you see a man who speaks hastily? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
21 If you pamper a servant from his childhood, later on he'll become ungrateful.
22 An angry man stirs up arguments, and a hot-tempered man causes many transgressions.
23 A person's pride will bring about his downfall, but the humble in spirit will gain honor.
24 A thief's accomplice hates himself; though testifying under oath, he reveals nothing.
25 Fearing any human being is a trap, but confiding in the LORD keeps anyone safe.
26 Many seek a ruler's favor, but justice for a man comes from the LORD.
27 The unjust man is detestable to the righteous, and whoever lives blamelessly is detestable to the wicked.

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