1 He that is stiff necked and will not be reformed, shall suddenly be destroyed without any help.
2 Where the righteous have the over hand, the people are in prosperity; but where the ungodly beareth rule, there the people mourn.
3 Whoso loveth wisdom, maketh his father a glad man; but he that keepeth harlots, spendeth away that he hath.
4 With true judgment the king setteth up the land; but if he be a man that taketh gifts, he turneth it upside down.
5 Whoso flattereth his neighbour, layeth a net for his feet.
6 The sin of the wicked is his own snare, but the righteous shall be glad and rejoice.
7 The righteous considereth the cause of the poor, but the ungodly regardeth no understanding.
8 Wicked people bring a city in decay, but wise men set it up again.
9 If a wise man go to law with a fool - whether he deal with him friendly or roughly - he getteth no rest.
10 The bloodthirsty hate the righteous, but the just seek his soul.
11 A fool poureth out his spirit altogether, but a wise man keepeth it in till afterward.
12 If a prince delight in lies, all his servants are ungodly.
13 The poor and the lender meet together; the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.
14 The seat of the king that faithfully judgeth the poor, shall continue sure for ever more.
15 The rod and correction minister wisdom; but if a child be not looked unto, he bringeth his mother to shame.
16 When the ungodly come up, wickedness increaseth; but the righteous shall see their fall.
17 Nurture thy son with correction, and he shall comfort thee; yea, he shall do the good at thine heart.
18 Where no Prophet is, there the people perish; but well is him that keepeth the law.
19 A servant will not be the better for words; for though he understand, yet will he not regard them.
20 If thou seest a man that is hasty to speak unadvised; thou mayest trust a fool more than him.
21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child, shall make him his master at length.
22 An angry man stirreth up strife; and he that beareth evil will in his mind, doth much evil.
23 After pride cometh a fall; but a lowly spirit bringeth great worship.
24 Whoso keepeth company with a thief, hateth his own soul; he heareth blasphemies, and telleth it not forth.
25 He that feareth men, shall have a fall; but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall come to honour.
26 Many there be that seek the prince's favour, but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.
27 The righteous abhorreth the ungodly; but as for those that be in the right way, the wicked hate them.