1 – The man that with a stiff neck despiseth him that reproveth him, shall suddenly be destroyed: and health shall not follow him.
2 – When just men increase, the people shall rejoice: when the wicked shall bear rule, the people shall mourn.
3 – A man that loveth wisdom, rejoiceth his father: but he that maintaineth bar lots, shall squander away his substance.
4 – A just king setteth up the land: a covetous man shall destroy it.
5 – A man that speaketh to his friend with flattering and dissembling words, spreadeth a net for his feet.
6 – A snare shall entangle the wicked man when he sinneth: and the just shall praise and rejoice.
7 – The just taketh notice of the cause of the poor: the wicked is void of knowledge.
8 – Corrupt men bring a city to ruin: but wise men turn away wrath.
9 – If a wise man contend with a fool, whether he be angry or laugh, he shall find no rest.
10 – Bloodthirsty men hate the upright: but just men seek his soul.
11 – A fool uttereth all his mind: a wise man deferreth, and keepeth it till afterwards.
12 – A prince that gladly heareth lying words, hath all his servants wicked.
13 – The poor man and the creditor have met one another: the Lord is the enlightener of them both.
14 – The king that judgeth the poor in truth, his throne shall be established for ever.
15 – The rod and reproof give wisdom: but the child that is left to his own will bringeth his mother to shame.
16 – When the wicked are multiplied, crimes shall be multiplied: but the just shall see their downfall.
17 – Instruct thy son, and he shall refresh thee, and shall give delight to thy soul.
18 – When prophecy shall fail, the people shall be scattered abroad: but he that keepeth the law is blessed.
19 – A slave will not be corrected by words: because he understandeth what thou sayest, and will not answer.
20 – Hast thou seen a man hasty to speak? folly is rather to be looked for, than his amendment.
21 – He that nourisheth his servant delicately from his childhood, afterwards shall find him stubborn.
22 – A passionate man provoketh quarrels: and he that is easily stirred up to wrath, shall be more prone to sin.
23 – Humiliation followeth the proud: and glory shall uphold the humble of spirit.
24 – He that is partaker with a thief, hateth his own soul: he heareth one putting him to his oath, and discovereth not.
25 – He that feareth man, shall quickly fall: he that trusteth in the Lord, shall be set on high.
26 – Many seek the face of the prince: but the judgment of every one cometh forth from the Lord.
27 – The just abhor the wicked man: and the wicked loathe them that are in the right way. The son that keepeth the word, shall be free from destruction.
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