1: He who is often rebuked and stiffens his neck will be destroyed suddenly, with no remedy.
2: When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, the people groan.
3: Whoever loves wisdom brings joy to his father; but a companion of prostitutes squanders his wealth.
4: The king by justice makes the land stable, but he who takes bribes tears it down.
5: A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.
6: An evil man is snared by his sin, but the righteous can sing and be glad.
7: The righteous care about justice for the poor. The wicked aren't concerned about knowledge.
8: Mockers stir up a city, but wise men turn away anger.
9: If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace.
10: The bloodthirsty hate a man of integrity; and they seek the life of the upright.
11: A fool vents all of his anger, but a wise man brings himself under control.
12: If a ruler listens to lies, all of his officials are wicked.
13: The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: Yahweh gives sight to the eyes of both.
14: The king who fairly judges the poor, his throne shall be established forever.
15: The rod of correction gives wisdom, but a child left to himself causes shame to his mother.
16: When the wicked increase, sin increases; but the righteous will see their downfall.
17: Correct your son, and he will give you peace; yes, he will bring delight to your soul.
18: Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but one who keeps the law is blessed.
19: A servant can't be corrected by words. Though he understands, yet he will not respond.
20: Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
21: He who pampers his servant from youth will have him become a son in the end.
22: An angry man stirs up strife, and a wrathful man abounds in sin.
23: A man's pride brings him low, but one of lowly spirit gains honor.
24: Whoever is an accomplice of a thief is an enemy of his own soul. He takes an oath, but dares not testify.
25: The fear of man proves to be a snare, but whoever puts his trust in Yahweh is kept safe.
26: Many seek the ruler's favor, but a man's justice comes from Yahweh.
27: A dishonest man detests the righteous, and the upright in their ways detest the wicked.