1 A man that hardeneth his neck when he is rebuked, shall suddenly be destroyed and cannot be cured.
2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people sigh.
3 A man that loveth wisdom, rejoiceth his father: but he that feedeth harlots, wasteth his substance.
4 A King by judgment maintaineth ye country: but a man receiving gifts, destroyeth it.
5 A man that flattereth his neighbor, spreadeth a net for his steps.
6 In the transgression of an evil man is his snare: but the righteous doeth sing and rejoice.
7 The righteous knoweth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not knowledge.
8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.
9 If a wise man contend with a foolish man, whether he be angry or laugh, there is no rest.
10 Bloody men hate him that is upright: but the just have care of his soul.
11 A fool poureth out all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterward.
12 Of a prince that hearkeneth to lies, all his servants are wicked.
13 The poor and the usurer meet together, and the Lord lighteneth both their eyes.
14 A King that judgeth the poor in truth, his throne shall be established forever.
15 The rod and correction give wisdom: but a child set a liberty, maketh his mother ashamed.
16 When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth: but ye righteous shall see their fall.
17 Correct thy son and he will give thee rest, and will give pleasures to thy soul.
18 Where there is no vision, the people decay: but he that keepeth the Law, is blessed.
19 A servant will not be chastised with words: though he understand, yet he will not answer.
20 Seest thou a man hasty in his matters? there is more hope of a fool, than of him.
21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from youth, at length he will be even as his son.
22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
23 The pride of a man shall bring him low: but the humble in spirit shall enjoy glory.
24 He that is partner with a thief, hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and declareth it not.
25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but he that trusteth in the Lord, shall be exalted.
26 Many do seek the face of the ruler: but every man’s judgment cometh from the Lord.
27 A wicked man is abomination to the just, and he that is upright in his way, is abomination to the wicked.
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