- Wine is a mocker, strong drink is riotous;
and whosoever reeleth thereby is not wise.
- The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion: he that provoketh him to anger forfeiteth his life.
- It is an honour for a man to keep aloof from strife;
but every fool will be snarling.
- The sluggard will not plow when winter setteth in;
therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing.
- Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water;
but a man of understanding will draw it out.
- Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness;
but a faithful man who can find?
- He that walketh in his integrity as a just man, happy are his children after him.
- A king that sitteth on the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.
- Who can say: "I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin"?
- Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them alike are abomination to the LORD.
- Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
- The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.
- Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty;
open thine eyes, and thou shalt have bread in plenty.
- "It is bad, it is bad", saith the buyer;
but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
- There is gold, and a multitude of rubies;
but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
- Take his garment that is surety for a stranger;
and hold him in pledge that is surety for an alien woman.
- Bread of falsehood is sweet to a man;
but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
- Every purpose is established by counsel;
and with good advice carry on war.
- He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets;
therefore meddle not with him that openeth wide his lips.
- Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in the blackest darkness.
- An estate may be gotten hastily at the beginning;
but the end thereof shall not be blessed.
- Say not thou: "I will requite evil";
wait for the LORD, and He will save thee.
- Divers weights are an abomination to the LORD;
and a false balance is not good.
- A man"s goings are of the LORD;
how then can man look to his way?
- It is a snare to a man rashly to say: "Holy", and after vows to make inquiry.
- A wise king sifteth the wicked, and turneth the wheel over them.
- The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the inward parts.
- Mercy and truth preserve the king;
and his throne is upheld by mercy.
- The glory of young men is their strength;
and the beauty of old men is the hoary head.
- Sharp wounds cleanse away evil;
so do stripes that reach the inward parts.