Proverbs 12:24; Proverbs 17:10–11; Proverbs 20:6; Proverbs 20:8; Proverbs 20:30; Proverbs 22:11; Proverbs 25:2; Proverbs 25:5; Proverbs 28:21; Proverbs 29:12; Proverbs 29:19; Proverbs 29:21

24  lThe hand of the diligent will rule,

while the slothful will be mput to forced labor.

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.

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.

30  xBlows that wound cleanse away evil;

strokes make clean tthe innermost parts.

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.

take away sthe wicked from the presence of the king,

and his tthrone will be established in righteousness.

21  To show kpartiality is not good,

but for la piece of bread a man will do wrong.

12  If a ruler listens to falsehood,

all his officials will be wicked.

19  By mere words a servant is not disciplined,

for though he understands, he will not respond.

21  Whoever pampers his servant from childhood

will in the end find him his heir.1