e, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall
suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
. .2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but
when the wicked beareth rule, the people groan.
. .3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth
company with harlots wasteth his substance.
. .4 The king by justice establisheth the land: but he that
receiveth bribes overthroweth it.
. .5 A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his
. .6 In transgression is an evil man ensnared: but the
righteous doth sing and rejoice.
. .7 The righteous considereth the right of the poor: but the
wicked regardeth not to know it.
. .8 Scornful men inflame a city: but wise men turn away
. .9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, he shall rage
or laugh, and there will be no rest.
. .10 The bloodthirsty hate the blameless: but the just seek his soul.
. .11 A fool sheweth all his anger: but a wise man keepeth it
. .12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants shall become wicked.
. .13 The poor and the oppressor meet together: the LORD
lighteneth both their eyes.
. .14 The 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 are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but
the righteous shall see their fall.
. .17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall
give delight unto thy soul.
. .18 Where there is no vision, the people cast off restraint: but he that
keepeth the law, happy is he.
. .19 A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he
understand he will not answer.
. .20 Seest thou a man that is 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
have him cause grief at the length.
. .22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth
. .23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but the humble in spirit shall
. .24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth
cursing, and betrayeth it not.
. .25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust
in the LORD shall be safe.
. .26 Many seek the ruler's favour; but justice for every man cometh
from the LORD.
. .27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is
upright in the way is an abomination to the wicked.