than a house full of feasting with strife. q
and share an inheritance among brothers.
3 A crucible for silver, and a smelter for gold, r
and the Lord is the tester of hearts. s
4 A wicked person listens to malicious talk; t
a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
5 The one who mocks the poor insults his Maker, u
and one who rejoices over calamity
will not go unpunished. v
and the pride of sons is their fathers.
how much worse are lies for a ruler.
8 A bribe w seems like a magic stone to its owner;
wherever he turns, he succeeds. x
9 Whoever conceals an offense promotes love, y
but whoever gossips about it separates friends. z
more than a hundred lashes into a fool.
12 Better for a man to meet a bear robbed of her cubs c
than a fool in his foolishness.
13 If anyone returns evil for good, d
evil will never depart from his house. e
stop the dispute before it breaks out. f
both are detestable to the Lord.
with no intention of buying wisdom? h
17 A friend loves at all times, i
and a brother is born for a difficult time.
18 One without sense enters an agreement j
and puts up security for his friend. k
19 One who loves to offend loves strife; l
one who builds a high threshold invites injury.
and one with deceitful speech will fall into ruin. m
the father of a fool has no joy. n
but a broken spirit dries up the bones. o
23 A wicked man secretly takes a bribe p
to subvert the course of justice. q
but a fool’s eyes r roam to the ends of the earth.
and bitterness to the one who bore him. s
27 The intelligent person restrains his words, v
and one who keeps a cool head w
is a man of understanding.
discerning when he seals his lips. x
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