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1 A man who hardens his neck after amuch reproof
But when a wicked man rules, people groan.
3 A man who aloves wisdom makes his father glad,
But he who bkeeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.
4 The aking gives stability to the land by justice,
But a man who takes bribes overthrows it.
5 A man who aflatters his neighbor
Is spreading a net for his steps.
6 By transgression an evil man is aensnared,
But the righteous bsings and rejoices.
The wicked does not understand such 2concern.
8 Scorners aset a city aflame,
But bwise men turn away anger.
1The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.
10 Men of abloodshed hate the blameless,
But the upright 1are concerned for his life.
But a bwise man holds it back.
12 If a aruler pays attention to falsehood,
All his ministers become wicked.
The Lord gives blight to the eyes of both.
14 If a aking judges the poor with truth,
His bthrone will be established forever.
15 The arod and reproof give wisdom,
16 When the wicked 1increase, transgression increases;
But the arighteous will see their fall.
17 aCorrect your son, and he will give you comfort;
But chappy is he who keeps the law.
For though he understands, there will be no response.
20 Do you see a man who is ahasty in his words?
There is bmore hope for a fool than for him.
Will in the end find him to be a son.
22 An aangry man stirs up strife,
And a hot-tempered man abounds in transgression.
23 A man’s apride will bring him low,
But a bhumble spirit will obtain honor.
He ahears the oath but tells nothing.
But he who btrusts in the Lord will be exalted.
But bjustice for man comes from the Lord.
27 An aunjust man is abominable to the righteous,
And he who is bupright in the way is abominable to the wicked.
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