1 Betterisa drymorsel, and quietnesstherewith, than an housefullof sacrificeswithstrife.nsacrifices: or, good cheer2 A wiseservantshall have ruleover a sonthat causeth shame, and shall have partof the inheritanceamongthe brethren.3 The fining potisfor silver, and the furnacefor gold: but the Lordtrieththe hearts.4 A wicked doergiveth heedto falselips; anda liargiveth earto a naughtytongue.5 Whoso mockeththe poorreproachethhis Maker: andhe that is gladat calamitiesshall not be unpunished.nunpunished: Heb. held innocent6 Children'schildrenarethe crownof old men; and the gloryof childrenaretheir fathers.7 Excellentspeechbecomethnot a fool: much less do lyinglipsa prince.nExcellent…: Heb. A lip of excellencynlying…: Heb. a lip of lying8 A giftis asa preciousstonein the eyesof him that hathit: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.na precious…: Heb. a stone of grace9 He that coveretha transgressionseekethlove; but he that repeatetha matterseparatethveryfriends.nseeketh: or, procureth10 A reproofenterethmore into a wise manthan an hundredstripesinto a fool.nentereth…: or, aweth more a wise man, than to strike a fool an hundred times11 An evilmanseekethonly rebellion: therefore a cruelmessengershall be sent against him.12 Let a bearrobbedof her whelps meeta man, rather thana foolin his folly.13 Whoso rewardethevilfor good, evilshall not departfrom his house.14 The beginningof strifeis aswhen one letteth outwater: therefore leave offcontention, beforeit be meddled with.15 He that justifieththe wicked, and he that condemneththe just, even they bothareabominationto the Lord.16 Wherefore is therea pricein the handof a foolto getwisdom, seeing he hathno heartto it?17 A friendlovethat all times, and a brotheris bornfor adversity.18 A manvoidof understandingstrikethhands, andbecomethsuretyin the presenceof his friend.nunderstanding: Heb. heart19 He lovethtransgressionthat lovethstrife: andhe that exaltethhis gateseekethdestruction.20 He that hath a frowardheartfindethno good: and he that hath a perversetonguefallethinto mischief.nHe that hath a froward…: Heb. The froward of heart21 He that begettetha fooldoeth itto his sorrow: and the fatherof a foolhath no joy.22 A merryheartdoeth goodlikea medicine: but a brokenspiritdrieththe bones.nlike: or, to23 A wickedmantaketha giftout of the bosomto pervertthe waysof judgment.24 Wisdomisbefore him that hath understanding; but the eyesof a foolarein the endsof the earth.25 A foolishsonisa griefto his father, and bitternessto her that bare him.26 Also to punishthe justisnot good, norto strikeprincesfor equity.27 He that hathknowledgesparethhis words: anda manof understandingis of an excellentspirit.nan…: or, a cool28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is countedwise: andhe that shuttethhis lipsis esteemeda man of understanding.