When the wicked rule, the people mourn—The righteous consider the cause of the poor—A fool speaks all that is in his mind—Where there is no vision, the people perish.
1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without aremedy.
3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots aspendeth his substance.
4 The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
5 A man that aflattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.
7 The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.
9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.
10 The abloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.
12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.
13 The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the Lord lighteneth both their eyes.
14 The aking that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.
16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.
17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.
19 A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.
21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.
24 Whoso is partner with a thief ahateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.
26 Many seek the ruler’s afavour; but every man’s judgment cometh 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 awicked.