- Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, Than a house full of feasting with strife.
- A servant that dealeth wisely shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, And shall have part in the inheritance among the brethren.
- The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold;
But Jehovah trieth the hearts.
- An evil-doer giveth heed to wicked lips;
[And] a liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue.
- Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker;
[And] he that is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished.
- Children’s children are the crown of old men;
And the glory of children are their fathers.
- Excellent speech becometh not a fool;
Much less do lying lips a prince.
- A bribe is [as] a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it;
Whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
- He that covereth a transgression seeketh love;
But he that harpeth on a matter separateth chief friends.
- A rebuke entereth deeper into one that hath understanding Than a hundred stripes into a fool.
- An evil man seeketh only rebellion;
Therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
- Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, Rather than a fool in his folly.
- Whoso rewardeth evil for good, Evil shall not depart from his house.
- The beginning of strife is [as] when one letteth out water: Therefore leave off contention, before there is quarrelling.
- He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to Jehovah.
- Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, Seeing he hath no understanding?
- A friend loveth at all times;
And a brother is born for adversity.
- A man void of understanding striketh hands, And becometh surety in the presence of his neighbor.
- He loveth transgression that loveth strife: He that raiseth high his gate seeketh destruction.
- He that hath a wayward heart findeth no good;
And he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
- He that begetteth a fool [doeth it] to his sorrow;
And the father of a fool hath no joy.
- A cheerful heart is a good medicine;
But a broken spirit drieth up the bones.
- A wicked man receiveth a bribe out of the bosom, To pervert the ways of justice.
- Wisdom is before the face of him that hath understanding;
But the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
- A foolish son is a grief to his father, And bitterness to her that bare him.
- Also to punish the righteous is not good, [Nor] to smite the noble for [their] uprightness.
- He that spareth his words hath knowledge;
And he that is of a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
- Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise;
When he shutteth his lips, he is [esteemed as] prudent.