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[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 bar lots, 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 of knowledge. [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] Bloodthirsty men hate the upright: but just men seek his soul.

[11] A fool uttereth all his mind: a wise man deferreth, and keepeth it till afterwards. [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 for ever. [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 of spirit. [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 the wicked man: and the wicked loathe them that are in the right way. The son that keepeth the word, shall be free from destruction.

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