Proverbs 3:11–12; Proverbs 7:4; Proverbs 8:17; Proverbs 8:21; Proverbs 9:8; Proverbs 10:12; Proverbs 13:24; Proverbs 14:22; Proverbs 15:9; Proverbs 15:17; Proverbs 16:6; Proverbs 17:9; Proverbs 17:17; Proverbs 18:19; Proverbs 18:24; Proverbs 19:8; Proverbs 20:28; Proverbs 21:17; Proverbs 21:21; Proverbs 27:5–6; Proverbs 27:9–10; Proverbs 29:3

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.

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.

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?

Those who devise good meet1 jsteadfast love and faithfulness.

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.

By tsteadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,

and by uthe fear of the Lord one vturns away from evil.

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.

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.

cBetter is open rebuke

than hidden love.

Faithful are dthe wounds of a friend;

profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

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.

He who eloves wisdom makes his father glad,

but fa companion of prostitutes gsquanders his wealth.