- A reprover is better than a stiff-necked man: for when the latter
is suddenly set on fire, there shall be no remedy.
- When the righteous are praised, the people will rejoice: but when
the ungodly rule, men mourn.
- When a man loves wisdom, his father rejoices: but he that keeps
harlots will waste wealth.
- A righteous king establishes a country: but a transgressor destroys
- He that prepares a net in the way of his own friend, entangles his
own feet in it.
- A great snare is spread for a sinner: but the righteous
shall be in joy and gladness.
- A righteous man knows how to judge for the poor: but the ungodly
understands not knowledge; and the poor man has not an understanding
- Lawless men burn down a city: but wise men turn away wrath.
- A wise man shall judge nations: but a worthless man being angry
laughs and fears not.
- Bloody men hate a holy person, but the upright will seek
- A fool utters all his mind: but the wise reserves his in part.
- When a king hearkens to unjust language, all his subjects are
- When the creditor and debtor meet together, the Lord oversees
- When a king judges the poor in truth, his throne shall be
established [a] for a testimony.
- Stripes and reproofs give wisdom: but an erring child disgraces
- When the ungodly abound, sins abound: but when they fall the
righteous are warned.
- Chasten thy son, and he shall give thee rest; and he shall give
honour to thy soul.
- There shall be no interpreter to a sinful nation: but he that
observes the law is [b] blessed.
- A stubborn servant will not be reproved by words: for even if he
understand, still he will not obey.
- If thou see a man hasty in his words, know that the fool
has hope rather than he.
- He that lives wantonly from a child, shall be a servant, and in
the end shall grieve over himself
- A furious man stirs up strife, and a passionate man digs up sin.
- Pride brings a man low, but the Lord upholds tbe humble-minded
- He that shares with a thief, hates his own soul: and if any having
heard an oath uttered tell not of it,
- they fearing and reverencing men unreasonably
have been overthrown, but he that trusts in the Lord shall
rejoice. Ungodliness causes a man to stumble: but he that trusts [c] his master shall be safe.
- Many wait on the favour of rulers; but justice comes to a man from
- A righteous man is an abomination to an unrighteous man, and the
direct way is an abomination to the sinner.
[a] Heb. 'for ever.' See Amos
1. 11; Mich. 7. 18; in the Greek.
[b] Or, 'most blessed.'
[c] Possibly, 'in the Lord.' See 2 Pet. 2. 1.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]
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