|Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler; |
and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
|The dread wrath of a king is like the growling of a lion; |
he who provokes him to anger forfeits his life.
|It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; |
but every fool will be quarreling.
|The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; |
he will seek at harvest and have nothing.
|The purpose in a man's mind is like deep water, |
but a man of understanding will draw it out.
|Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, |
but a faithful man who can find?
|A righteous man who walks in his integrity - |
blessed are his sons after him!
|A king who sits on the throne of judgment |
winnows all evil with his eyes.
|Who can say, "I have made my heart clean; |
I am pure from my sin"?
|Diverse weights and diverse measures |
are both alike an abomination to the LORD.
|Even a child makes himself known by his acts, |
whether what he does is pure and right.
|The hearing ear and the seeing eye, |
the LORD has made them both.
|Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; |
open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.
|"It is bad, it is bad," says the buyer; |
but when he goes away, then he boasts.
|There is gold, and abundance of costly stones; |
but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
|Take a man's garment when he has given surety for a stranger, |
and hold him in pledge when he gives surety for foreigners.
|Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, |
but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel.
|Plans are established by counsel; |
by wise guidance wage war.
|He who goes about gossiping reveals secrets; |
therefore do not associate with one who speaks foolishly.
|If one curses his father or his mother, |
his lamp will be put out in utter darkness.
|An inheritance gotten hastily in the beginning |
will in the end not be blessed.
|Do not say, "I will repay evil"; |
wait for the LORD, and he will help you.
|Diverse weights are an abomination to the LORD, |
and false scales are not good.
|A man's steps are ordered by the LORD; |
how then can man understand his way?
|It is a snare for a man to say rashly, "It is holy," |
and to reflect only after making his vows.
|A wise king winnows the wicked, |
and drives the wheel over them.
|The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, |
searching all his innermost parts.
|Loyalty and faithfulness preserve the king, |
and his throne is upheld by righteousness.
|The glory of young men is their strength, |
but the beauty of old men is their gray hair.
|Blows that wound cleanse away evil;|
strokes make clean the innermost parts.
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