1A man repeatedly reproved but making his neck hard will suddenly be broken, and that without healing.
2When the righteous become many, the people rejoice; but when anyone wicked bears rule, the people sigh.
3A man that is loving wisdom makes his father rejoice, but he that is having companionship with prostitutes destroys valuable things.
4By justice a king makes a land keep standing, but a man out for bribes tears it down.
5An able‐bodied man that is flattering his companion is spreading out a mere net for his steps.
6In the transgression of a bad man there is a snare, but he that is righteous cries out joyfully and is glad.
7The righteous one is knowing the legal claim of the lowly ones. He that is wicked does not consider such knowledge.
8Men of boastful talk inflame a town, but those who are wise turn back anger.
9A wise man having entered into judgment with a foolish man—he has become excited and has also laughed, and there is no rest.
10Bloodthirsty men hate anyone blameless; and as for the upright ones, they keep seeking for the soul of each one.
11All his spirit is what a stupid one lets out, but he that is wise keeps it calm to the last.
12Where a ruler is paying attention to false speech, all those waiting on him will be wicked.
13The one of little means and the man of oppressions have met each other; [but] Jehovah is lighting up the eyes of them both.
14Where a king is judging the lowly ones in trueness, his throne will be firmly established for all time.
15The rod and reproof are what give wisdom; but a boy let on the loose will be causing his mother shame.
16When the wicked become many, transgression abounds; but those who are righteous will look on their very downfall.
17Chastise your son and he will bring you rest and give much pleasure to your soul.
18Where there is no vision the people go unrestrained, but happy are they that are keeping the law.
19A servant will not let himself be corrected by mere words, for he understands but he is paying no heed.
20Have you beheld a man hasty with his words? There is more hope for someone stupid than for him.
21If one is pampering one’s servant from youth on, in his later life he will even become a thankless one.
22A man given to anger stirs up contention, and anyone disposed to rage has many a transgression.
23The very haughtiness of earthling man will humble him, but he that is humble in spirit will take hold of glory.
24He that is partner with a thief is hating his own soul. An oath involving a curse he may hear, but he reports nothing.
25Trembling at men is what lays a snare, but he that is trusting in Jehovah will be protected.
26Many are those seeking the face of a ruler, but the judgment of a man is from Jehovah.
27A man of injustice is something detestable to the righteous ones, and one who is upright in his way is something detestable to a wicked one.