1 He that being often reproued, hardeneth his necke, shal suddenly be destroied, and that without remedy.
2 When the righteous are in authoritie, the people reioyce: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourne.
3 Whoso loueth wisedome, reioyceth his father: but hee that keepeth company with harlots, spendeth his substance.
4 The king by iudgement stablisheth the land: but he that receiueth gifts, ouerthroweth it.
5 A man that flattereth his neighbour, spreadeth a net for his feet.
6 In the transgression of an euill man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and reioyce.
7 The righteous considereth the cause of the poore: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
8 Scornefull men bring a citie into a snare: but wise men turne away wrath.
9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether hee rage or laugh, there is no rest.
10 The bloodthirstie hate the vpright: but the iust seeke his soule.
11 A foole vttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his seruants are wicked.
13 The poore and the deceitful man meet together: the Lord lightneth both their eyes.
14 The King that faithfully iudgeth the poore, his throne shall be established for euer.
15 The rod and reproofe giue wisedome: but a child left to himselfe bringeth his mother to shame.
16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.
17 Correct thy sonne, and hee shall giue thee rest: yea he shall giue delight vnto thy soule.
18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the Law, happy is he.
19 A seruant will not be corrected by words: for though hee vnderstand, hee will not answere.
20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a foole then of him.
21 He that delicately bringeth vp his seruant from a child, shall haue him become his sonne at the length.
22 An angry man stirreth vp strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
23 A mans pride shall bring him lowe: but honour shall vpholde the humble in spirit.
24 Who so is partner with a thiefe, hateth his owne soule: hee heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.
25 The feare of man bringeth a snare: but who so putteth his trust in the Lord, shall be safe.
26 Many seeke the rulers fauour, but euery mans iudgement commeth from the Lord.
27 An vniust man is an abomination to the iust: and he that is vpright in the way, is abomination to the wicked.