1 He, that being often reproved hardens his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.
3 Whosoever loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company with harlots wastes his substance.
4 The king by justice establishes the land: but he that receives bribes overthrows it.
5 A man that flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.
6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous does sing and rejoice.
7 The righteous considers the cause of the poor: but the wicked regards not such knowledge.
8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.
9 If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether the foolish man rages or laughs, there is no rest.
10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his good.
11 A fool utters all his mind: but a wise man keeps it in till afterwards.
12 If a ruler hearkens to lies, all his servants are wicked.
13 The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lightens both their eyes.
14 The king that faithfully judges the poor, his throne shall be established forever.
15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings his mother to shame.
16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases: but the righteous shall see their fall.
17 Correct your son, and he shall give you rest; yea, he shall give delight unto your soul.
18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he.
19 A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understands he will not answer.
20 See you a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope for a fool than for him.
21 He that carefully brings up his servant from a child shall have him become his son in the end.
22 An angry man stirs up strife, and a furious man abounds in transgression.
23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.
24 Whosoever is partner with a thief hates his own soul: he hears cursing, and reveals it not.
25 The fear of man brings a snare: but whosoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
26 Many seek the ruler's favor; but every man's judgment comes from the LORD.
27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.