29 A man who keeps getting reproofs and stiffens his neck
will be incurably broken all at once.
3 A man who loves wisdom gladdens his father,
but one who frequents prostitutes dissipates a property.
5 A man who talks smoothly to another
is spreading a net for his feet.
7 An honest man knows poor men’s claims;
a wrong-doer cannot see the point.
8 Men of cynical talk inflame a town,
but wise men turn anger backward.
and he gets excited and laughs and nobody gets any rest.
11 A fool lets out all his temper,
but a wise man calms it by delay.
12 A ruler who is willing to listen to false talk
has rogues for all his ministers.
13 A poor man and an extortioner meet—
it is Jehovah who puts the light into the eyes of both.
14 A king who gives true judgment for poor men
shall have his throne firm forevermore.
15 Cudgel and reproof give wisdom;
but a boy running loose brings shame on his mother.
16 When wrong-doers are many, crimes are many;
but honest men will look on at their fall.
17 Discipline your son, and he will be a rest to you
and give you luxury.
18 Where there is no vision a people runs wild;
but happy is one who keeps to sound doctrine.
19 A slave is not disciplined by talk;
when he does understand, there is no result.
20 If you see a man in a hurry to speak
there is more hope for a fool than for him.
22 A peppery man starts quarrels,
and a hot-tempered man will have many misdeeds.
23 A man’s pride brings him low,
but one lowly of spirit will hold honor.
24 One who shares plunder with a thief hates his own life;
he will hear an imprecation and not tell.
25 Fearfulness of man lays a snare;
but one who is confident in Jehovah is out of reach of harm.
26 Many seek a ruler’s presence,
but a man’s rights are from Jehovah.
27 A man of foul play is an abomination to honest people,
and one who takes a straightforward course is an abomination to