1: Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife. 2: A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who causes shame, and shall have a part in the inheritance among the brothers. 3: The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, but Yahweh tests the hearts. 4: An evildoer heeds wicked lips. A liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue. 5: Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker. He who is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished. 6: Children's children are the crown of old men; the glory of children are their parents. 7: Arrogant speech isn't fitting for a fool, much less do lying lips fit a prince. 8: A bribe is a precious stone in the eyes of him who gives it; wherever he turns, he prospers. 9: He who covers an offense promotes love; but he who repeats a matter separates best friends. 10: A rebuke enters deeper into one who has understanding than a hundred lashes into a fool. 11: An evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. 12: Let a bear robbed of her cubs meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly. 13: Whoever rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. 14: The beginning of strife is like breaching a dam, therefore stop contention before quarreling breaks out. 15: He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to Yahweh. 16: Why is there money in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, since he has no understanding? 17: A friend loves at all times; and a brother is born for adversity. 18: A man void of understanding strikes hands, and becomes collateral in the presence of his neighbor. 19: He who loves disobedience loves strife. One who builds a high gate seeks destruction. 20: One who has a perverse heart doesn't find prosperity, and one who has a deceitful tongue falls into trouble. 21: He who becomes the father of a fool grieves. The father of a fool has no joy. 22: A cheerful heart makes good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. 23: A wicked man receives a bribe in secret, to pervert the ways of justice. 24: Wisdom is before the face of one who has understanding, but the eyes of a fool wander to the ends of the earth. 25: A foolish son brings grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him. 26: Also to punish the righteous is not good, nor to flog officials for their integrity. 27: He who spares his words has knowledge. He who is even tempered is a man of understanding. 28: Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is counted wise. When he shuts his lips, he is thought to be discerning.