29 He that being often reproved stiffeneth his neck Suddenly shall be hurt and there be no healing.
2 When the righteous become great the people rejoice, But when a lawless man beareth rule a people sigh.
3 A man who loveth wisdom gladdeneth his father, But a companion of harlots destroyeth wealth.
4 A king by justice shall establish a land,—But a man open to bribes bringeth it to ruin.
5 A man who flattereth his neighbour Spreadeth a net over his steps.
6 In the transgression of a wicked man is a snare, But the righteous doth shout in triumph and rejoice.
7 The righteous doth acknowledge the plea of the poor, But the lawless regardeth not knowledge.
8 Men given to mockery inflame a city,—But wise men turn away anger.
9 A wise man pleading with a foolish man Whether he rage or laugh there is no settlement.
10 Blood-thirsty men hate the blameless man, And as for the upright they seek his life.
11 All his anger doth a dullard let go, But a wise man by keeping it back stilleth it.
12 When a ruler giveth heed to the word of falsehood All his attendants become lawless.
13 The poor man and the man of usury meet together, He that enlighteneth the eyes of them both is Yahweh.
14 When a king judgeth faithfully the poor His throne to futurity shall be established.
15 A rod with rebuke giveth wisdom, But a youth unrestrained bringeth shame to his mother.
16 When the lawless become great transgression increaseth, But the righteous shall behold their ruin.
17 Correct thy son that he may give thee rest, That he may give delight to thy soul.
18 Where there is no vision a people is let loose, But he that keepeth instruction how happy is he!
19 By words a servant will not be corrected, Though he perceiveth yet is there no answer.
20 Thou hast seen a man hasty in his words,—There is more hope of a dullard than of him.
21 He that dealeth tenderly with his servant from childhood, In his after life shall have him for a son,
22 A man given to anger stirreth up strife, And he that exceedeth in wrath aboundeth in transgression.
23 The loftiness of a man layeth him low,—But one of a lowly spirit shall attain unto honour.
24 He that shareth with a thief hateth himself, An oath he heareth, yet may not tell.
25 The fear of man setteth a snare, But he that trusteth in Yahweh shall be placed on high.
26 Many seek the face of a ruler But from Yahweh is the sentence of each one.
27 An abomination to the righteous is the man of perversity. And an abomination to the lawless is a man of straightforward way.