¶ He that is stiff necked and will not be reformed, shall suddenly be destroyed without any help.
¶ Where the righteous have the over hand, the people are in prosperity: but where the ungodly beareth rule, there the people mourn.
¶ Who so loveth wisdom, maketh his father a glad man: but he that keepeth harlots, spendeth away that he hath.
¶ With true judgment the king setteth up the land, but he be a man that taketh gifts, he turneth it upside down.
¶ Who so flattereth his neighbour, layeth a net for his feet.
¶ The sin of the wicked is his own snare, but the righteous shall be glad and rejoice.
¶ The righteous considereth the cause of the poor, but the ungodly regardeth no understanding.
¶ Wicked people bring a city in decay, but wise men set it up again.
¶ If a wise man go to law with a fool (whether he deal with him friendly or roughly) he getteth no rest.
¶ The bloodthirsty hate the righteous, but the just seek his soul.
¶ A fool poureth out his spirit altogether, but a wise man keepeth it in till afterward.
¶ If a prince delight in lies, all his servants are ungodly.
¶ The poor and the lender meet together, the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.
¶ The seat of the king that faithfully judgeth the poor, shall continue sure for ever more.
¶ The rod and correction minister wisdom, but if a child be not looked unto, he bringeth his mother to shame.
¶ When the ungodly come up, wickedness increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.
¶ Nurture thy son with correction, and he shall comfort thee, yea he shall do the good at thine heart.
¶ Where no Prophet is, there the people perish: but well is him that keepeth the law.
¶ A servant will not be the better for words, for though he understand, yet will he not regard them.
¶ If thou seest a man that is hasty to speak unadvised, thou mayest trust a fool more than him.
¶ He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child, shall make him his master at length.
¶ An angry man stirreth up strife, and he that beareth evil will in his mind, doth much evil.
¶ After pride cometh a fall, but a lowly spirit bringeth great worship.
¶ Who so keepeth company with a thief, hateth his own soul: he heareth blasphemies, and telleth it not forth.
¶ He that feareth men, shall have a fall: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall come to honour.
¶ Many there be that seek the prince's favour, but every man's judgement cometh from the LORD.
¶ The righteous abhorreth the ungodly: but as for those that be in the right way, the wicked hate them.