1: A man often reproved, hardening the neck, Is suddenly broken, and there is no healing. 2: In the multiplying of the righteous the people rejoice, And in the ruling of the wicked the people sigh. 3: A man loving wisdom rejoiceth his father, And a friend of harlots destroyeth wealth. 4: A king by judgment establisheth a land, And one receiving gifts throweth it down. 5: A man taking a portion above his neighbour, Spreadeth a net for his own steps. 6: In the transgression of the evil [is] a snare, And the righteous doth sing and rejoice. 7: The righteous knoweth the plea of the poor, The wicked understandeth not knowledge. 8: Men of scorning ensnare a city, And the wise turn back anger. 9: A wise man is judged by the foolish man, And he hath been angry, And he hath laughed, and there is no rest. 10: Men of blood hate the perfect, And the upright seek his soul. 11: A fool bringeth out all his mind, And the wise till afterwards restraineth it. 12: A ruler who is attending to lying words, All his ministers [are] wicked. 13: The poor and the man of frauds have met together, Jehovah is enlightening the eyes of them both. 14: a king that is judging truly the poor, His throne for ever is established. 15: A rod and reproof give wisdom, And a youth let away is shaming his mother. 16: In the multiplying of the wicked transgression multiplieth, And the righteous on their fall do look. 17: Chastise thy son, and he giveth thee comfort, Yea, he giveth delights to thy soul. 18: Without a Vision is a people made naked, And whoso is keeping the law, O his happiness! 19: By words a servant is not instructed though he understand, And there is nothing answering. 20: Thou hast seen a man hasty in his words! More hope of a fool than of him. 21: Whoso is bringing up his servant delicately, from youth, [At] his latter end also he is continuator. 22: An angry man stirreth up contention, And a furious man is multiplying transgression. 23: The pride of man humbleth him, And humility of spirit upholdeth honour. 24: Whoso is sharing with a thief is hating his own soul, Execration he heareth, and telleth not. 25: Fear of man causeth a snare, And the confident in Jehovah is set on high. 26: Many are seeking the face of a ruler, And from Jehovah [is] the judgment of each. 27: An abomination to the righteous [is] the perverse man, And an abomination to the wicked [is] the upright in the way!