11 sMy son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline
or be weary of his reproof,
12 for the Lord reproves him whom he loves,
as ta father the son in whom he delights.
4 Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”
and call insight your intimate friend,
17 lI love those who love me,
and mthose who seek me diligently find me.
21 granting an inheritance to those who love me,
and filling their treasuries.
8 lDo not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;
mreprove a wise man, and he will love you.
12 Hatred stirs up strife,
but wlove covers all offenses.
24 cWhoever spares the rod hates his son,
but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.1
22 Do they not go astray who idevise evil?
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,
but he loves him qwho pursues righteousness.
17 cBetter is a dinner of herbs where love is
than da fattened ox and hatred with it.
6 By tsteadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,
9 Whoever zcovers an offense seeks love,
but he who repeats a matter aseparates close friends.
17 kA friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for adversity.
19 A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city,
and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
24 A man of many companions may come to ruin,
but zthere is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
8 lWhoever gets sense loves his own soul;
he who keeps understanding will mdiscover good.
28 uSteadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king,
and by steadfast love his vthrone is upheld.
17 Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man;
he who loves wine and oil will not be rich.
21 Whoever zpursues righteousness and kindness
will find alife, righteousness, and honor.
5 cBetter is open rebuke
than hidden love.
6 Faithful are dthe wounds of a friend;
profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
9 gOil and perfume make the heart glad,
and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.1
10 Do not forsake your friend and hyour father’s friend,
and do not go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity.
iBetter is a neighbor who is near
than a brother who is far away.
3 He who eloves wisdom makes his father glad,