1 – Better is a dry morsel with joy, than a house full of victims with strife.
2 – A wise servant shall rule over foolish sons, and shall divide the inheritance among the brethren.
3 – As silver is tried by fire, and gold in the furnace: so the Lord trieth the hearts.
4 – The evil man obeyeth an unjust tongue: and the deceitful hearkeneth to lying lips.
5 – He that despiseth the poor, reproacheth his Maker; and he that rejoiceth at another man’s ruin, shall not be unpunished.
6 – Children’s children are the crown of old men: and the glory of children are their fathers.
7 – Eloquent words do not become a fool, nor lying lips a prince.
8 – The expectation of him that expecteth, is a most acceptable jewel: whithersoever he turneth himself, he understandeth wisely.
9 – He that concealeth a transgression. seeketh friendships: he that repeateth it again, separateth friends.
10 – A reproof availeth more with a wise man, than a hundred stripes with a fool.
11 – An evil man always seeketh quarrels: but a cruel angel shall be sent against him.
12 – It is better to meet a bear robbed of her whelps, than a fool trusting in his own folly.
13 – He that rendereth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
14 – The beginning of quarrels is as when one letteth out water: before he suffereth reproach he forsaketh judgment.
15 – He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, both are abominable before God.
16 – What doth it avail a fool to have riches, seeing he cannot buy wisdom? He that maketh his house high, seeketh a downfall: and he that refuseth to learn, shall fall into evils.
17 – He that is a friend loveth at all times: and a brother is proved in distress.
18 – A foolish man will clap hands, when he is surety for his friend.
19 – He that studieth discords, loveth quarrels: and he that exalteth his door, seeketh ruin.
20 – He that is of a perverse heart, shall not find good: and he that perverteth his tongue, shall fall into evil.
21 – A fool is born to his own disgrace: and even his father shall not rejoice in a fool.
22 – A joyful mind maketh age flourishing: a sorrowful spirit drieth up the bones.
23 – The wicked man taketh gifts out of the bosom, that he may pervert the paths of judgment.
24 – Wisdom shineth in the face of the wise: the eyes of fools are in the ends of the earth.
25 – A foolish son is the anger of the father: and the sorrow of the mother that bore him.
26 – It is no good thing to do hurt to the just: nor to strike the prince, who judgeth right.
27 – He that setteth bounds to his words. is knowing and wise: and the man of understanding is of a precious spirit.
28 – Even a fool, if he will hold his peace shall be counted wise: and if he close his lips, a man of understanding.
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