2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.
5 A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.
6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
7 The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.
11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.
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.
19 A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.
21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.
22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.
27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.
29:1 He...: Heb. A man of reproofs
29:4 he...: Heb. a man of oblations
29:8 bring...: or, set a city on fire
29:10 The bloodthirsty: Heb. Men of blood
29:13 the deceitful...: or, the usurer
29:18 perish: or, is made naked
29:20 words: or, matters?
29:25 safe: Heb. set on high
29:26 the ruler's...: Heb. the face of a ruler