Proverbs 10:8; Proverbs 10:17; Proverbs 11:29; Proverbs 12:1; Proverbs 13:1; Proverbs 13:18; Proverbs 15:5; Proverbs 15:10; Proverbs 15:12; Proverbs 15:31–32; Proverbs 16:14–15; Proverbs 17:2; Proverbs 17:10–11; Proverbs 19:20; Proverbs 19:27; Proverbs 20:2; Proverbs 20:6; Proverbs 20:8; Proverbs 20:11; Proverbs 20:30; Proverbs 21:1; Proverbs 22:11; Proverbs 25:2–7; Proverbs 27:18

qThe wise of heart will receive commandments,

but a babbling fool will come to ruin.


17  Whoever heeds instruction is on dthe path to life,

but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.


29  Whoever utroubles his own household will vinherit the wind,

and the fool will be servant to the wise of heart.


12  Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,

but he who zhates reproof is astupid.


13  A wise son hears his father's instruction,

but qa scoffer does not listen to rebuke.


18  Poverty and disgrace come to him who tignores instruction,

ubut whoever vheeds reproof is honored.


kA fool ldespises his father's instruction,

but mwhoever heeds reproof is prudent.


10  There is rsevere discipline for him who forsakes the way;

swhoever hates reproof will die.


12  uA scoffer vdoes not like to be reproved;

he will not go to the wise.


31  eThe ear that listens to flife-giving reproof

will dwell among the wise.

32  Whoever gignores instruction hdespises himself,

but he who listens to reproof igains intelligence.


14  eA king's wrath is a messenger of death,

and a wise man will fappease it.

15  gIn the light of a king's face there is life,

and his dfavor is like hthe clouds that bring the spring rain.


A servant who deals wisely will rule over na son who acts shamefully

and owill share the inheritance as one of the brothers.


10  A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding

than a hundred blows into a fool.

11  An evil man seeks only rebellion,

and ba cruel messenger will be sent against him.


20  Listen to advice and accept instruction,

that you may gain wisdom in hthe future.


27  Cease to hear instruction, my son,

vand you will stray from the words of knowledge.


The terror of a king is like bthe growling of a lion;

whoever provokes him to anger cforfeits his life.


Many a man hproclaims his own steadfast love,

but ia faithful man who can find?


lA king who sits on the throne of judgment

mwinnows all evil with his eyes.


11  Even a child pmakes himself known by his acts,

by whether his conduct is pure and upright.1


30  xBlows that wound cleanse away evil;

strokes make clean tthe innermost parts.


21  The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord;

he yturns it wherever he will.


11  He who floves purity of heart,

and whose gspeech is gracious, hwill have the king as his friend.


It is the glory of God to nconceal things,

but the glory of kings is to osearch things out.

As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth,

so the heart of kings is punsearchable.

Take away qthe dross from the silver,

and rthe smith has material for a vessel;

take away sthe wicked from the presence of the king,

and his tthrone will be established in righteousness.

Do not put yourself forward in the king's presence

or stand in the place of the great,

for uit is better to be told, Come up here,

than to be put lower in the presence of a noble.

What your eyes have seen


18  rWhoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit,

and he who sguards his master will be honored.