etter is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house
full of feasting with strife.
. .2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame,
and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
. .3 The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but
the LORD trieth the hearts.
. .4 A wicked doer giveth heed to evil lips; and a liar giveth ear
to a malicious tongue.
. .5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is
glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
. .6 Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of
children are their fathers.
. .7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips
. .8 A bribe is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that giveth it:
whithersoever he turneth, he prospereth.
. .9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that
repeateth a matter separateth familiar friends.
. .10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred
stripes into a fool.
. .11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel
messenger shall be sent against him.
. .12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool
in his folly.
. .13 Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his
. .14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water:
therefore leave off contention, before it break out.
. .15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the
just, both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.
. .16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get
wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
. .17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for
. .18 A man void of understanding striketh hands in pledge, and becometh
surety in the presence of his neighbor.
. .19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that
maketh his gate high seeketh destruction.
. .20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath
a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
. .21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the
father of a fool hath no joy.
. .22 A merry heart is a good medicine: but a broken spirit
drieth up the bones.
. .23 A wicked man taketh a bribe in secret to pervert the
ways of justice.
. .24 Wisdom is before the face of him that hath understanding; but the eyes
a fool are in the ends of the earth.
. .25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her
that bare him.
. .26 Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for
. .27 He that hath knowledge restraineth his words: and a man of
understanding is of an even spirit.
. .28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: when
he shutteth his lips, he is esteemed a man of understanding.