1: He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and without remedy. 2: When the righteous increase, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. 3: Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father; but he that is a companion of harlots destroyeth [his] substance. 4: A king by just judgment establisheth the land; but he that taketh gifts overthroweth it. 5: A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his steps. 6: In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare; but the righteous shall sing and rejoice. 7: The righteous taketh knowledge of the cause of the poor; the wicked understandeth not knowledge. 8: Scornful men set the city in a flame; but the wise turn away anger. 9: If a wise man contendeth with a fool, whether he rage or laugh, [he] hath no rest. 10: The bloodthirsty hate the perfect, but the upright care for his soul. 11: A fool uttereth all his mind; but a wise [man] keepeth it back. 12: If a ruler hearken to lying words, all his servants are wicked. 13: The indigent and the oppressor meet together; Jehovah lighteneth the eyes of them both. 14: A king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever. 15: The rod and reproof give wisdom; but a child left [to himself] bringeth his mother to shame. 16: When the wicked increase, transgression increaseth; but the righteous shall see their fall. 17: Chasten thy son, and he shall give thee rest, and shall give delight unto thy soul. 18: Where there is no vision the people cast off restraint; but happy is he that keepeth the law. 19: A servant is not corrected by words: he understandeth indeed, but he will not answer. 20: Hast thou seen a man hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him. 21: He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child, shall in the end have him as a son. 22: An angry man exciteth contention; and a furious man aboundeth in transgression. 23: A man's pride bringeth him low; but the humble in spirit shall obtain honour. 24: Whoso shareth with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth the adjuration, and declareth not. 25: The fear of man bringeth a snare; but whoso putteth his confidence in Jehovah is protected. 26: Many seek the ruler's face; but a man's right judgment is from Jehovah. 27: An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous; and he that is of upright way is an abomination to the wicked [man].