And whoever 1is intoxicated by it is not wise.
But any fool will 2quarrel.
4 The asluggard does not plow after the autumn,
So he 1begs during the harvest and has nothing.
But a man of understanding draws it out.
6 Many a man aproclaims his own loyalty,
But who can find a btrustworthy man?
7 A righteous man who awalks in his integrity—
bHow blessed are his sons after him.
8 aA king who sits on the throne of justice
1Disperses all evil with his eyes.
9 aWho can say, “I have cleansed my heart,
I am pure from my sin”?
Both of them are abominable to the Lord.
If his conduct is pure and right.
12 The hearing aear and the seeing eye,
The Lord has made both of them.
13 aDo not love sleep, or you will become poor;
Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with 1food.
But when he goes his way, then he boasts.
15 There is gold, and an abundance of 1jewels;
But the lips of knowledge are a more precious thing.
And for foreigners, hold him in pledge.
17 aBread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man,
But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
18 Prepare aplans by consultation,
And bmake war by wise guidance.
19 He who agoes about as a slanderer reveals secrets,
20 He who acurses his father or his mother,
Will not be blessed in the end.
22 aDo not say, “I will repay evil”;
bWait for the Lord, and He will save you.
24 aMan’s steps are ordained by the Lord,
How then can man understand his way?
And aafter the vows to make inquiry.
26 A awise king winnows the wicked,
Searching all the 2innermost parts of his being.
And he upholds his throne by 1righteousness.
30 aStripes that wound scour away evil,
And strokes reach the 1innermost parts.
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