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after many reprimands
will be shattered instantly—
but when the wicked rule, people groan.t
3 A man who loves wisdom brings joy to his father,u
but one who consorts with prostitutes destroys his wealth.v
4 By justice a king brings stability to a land,w
but a person who demands “contributions”F
spreads a net for his feet.y
6 An evil person is caught by sin,z
but the righteous one sings and rejoices.aa
but the wicked one does not understand these concerns.
8 Mockers inflame a city,ac
but the wise turn away anger.
10 Bloodthirsty men hate an honest person,ae
but the upright care about him.J
but a wise person holds it in check.ag
12 If a ruler listens to lies,ah
all his officials will be wicked.
13 The poor and the oppressor have this in common:L
the Lord gives light to the eyes of both.ai
his throne will be established forever.a
15 A rod of correction imparts wisdom,b
but a youth left to himselfA
is a disgrace to his mother.c
but the righteous will see their downfall.d
17 Discipline your child,e and it will bring you peace of mind
and give you delight.
but one who follows divine instruction will be happy.h
though he understands, he doesn’t respond.i
20 Do you see someone who speaks too soon?j
There is more hope for a fool than for him.k
will become arrogantC later on.
23 A person’s pride will humble him,m
but a humble spirit will gain honor.n
he hears the curse but will not testify.o
25 The fear of mankind is a snare,p
26 Many desire a ruler’s favor,r
but a person receives justice from the Lord.s
and one whose way is upright
is detestable to the wicked.t
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