Bible Text & Cross-references:
1 The man that with a stiff neck despiseth him that reproveth him, shall
suddenly be destroyed: and health shall not follow him.
2 When just men increase, the people shall rejoice: when the wicked shall
bear rule, the people shall mourn.
3 A man that loveth wisdom, rejoiceth his father: but he that maintaineth
harlots, shall squander away his substance.
4 A just king setteth up the land: a covetous man shall destroy it.
5 A man that speaketh to his friend with flattering and dissembling words,
spreadeth a net for his feet.
6 A snare shall entangle the wicked man when he sinneth: and the just
shall praise and rejoice.
7 The just taketh notice of the cause of the poor: the wicked is void
8 Corrupt men bring a city to ruin: but wise men turn away wrath.
9 If a wise man contend with a fool, whether he be angry, or laugh, he
shall find no rest.
10 Blood-thirsty men hate the upright: but just men seek his soul.
11 A fool uttereth all his mind: a wise man deferreth, and keepeth it
12 A prince that gladly heareth lying words, hath all his servants wicked.
13 *The poor man and the creditor have met one another: the Lord is the
enlightener of them both.
14 The king that judgeth the poor in truth, his throne shall be established
15 *The rod and reproof give wisdom: but the child that is left to his
own will, bringeth his mother to shame.
16 When the wicked are multiplied, crimes shall be multiplied: but the
just shall see their downfall.
17 Instruct thy son and he shall refresh thee, and shall give delight
to thy soul.
18 When prophecy shall fail, the people shall be scattered abroad: but
he that keepeth the law, is blessed.
19 A slave will not be corrected by words: because he understandeth what
thou sayest, and will not answer.
20 Hast thou seen a man hasty to speak? folly is rather to be looked
for, than his amendment.
21 He that nourisheth his servant delicately from his childhood, afterwards
shall find him stubborn.
22 A passionate man provoketh quarrels: and he that is easily stirred
up to wrath, shall be more prone to sin.
23 *Humiliation followeth the proud: and glory shall uphold the humble
24 He that is partaker with a thief, hateth his own soul: he heareth
one putting him to his oath, and discovereth not.
25 He that feareth man shall quickly fall: he that trusteth in the Lord,
shall be set on high.
26 Many seek the face of the prince: but the judgment of every one cometh
forth from the Lord.
27 The just abhor a wicked man: and the wicked loathe them that are in
the right way.
The son that keepeth the word, shall be free from destruction.
13: Proverbs xxii. 2.
15: Proverbs xxiii. 13. and xxix. 17.
23: Job xxii. 29.