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- Better a poor man who walks in his integrity than he who is crooked in his ways and rich.
- Without knowledge even zeal is not good; and he who acts hastily, blunders.
- A man's own folly upsets his way, but his heart is resentful against the LORD.
- Wealth adds many friends, but the friend of the poor man deserts him.
- The false witness will not go unpunished, and he who utters lies will not escape.
- Many curry favor with a noble; all are friends of the man who has something to give.
- All the poor man's brothers hate him; how much more do his friends shun him!
- He who gains intelligence is his own best friend; he who keeps understanding will be successful.
- The false witness will not go unpunished, and he who utters lies will perish.
- Luxury is not befitting a fool; much less should a slave rule over princes.
- It is good sense in a man to be slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
- The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, but his favor, like dew on the grass.
- The foolish son is ruin to his father, and the nagging of a wife is a persistent leak.
- Home and possessions are an inheritance from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
- Laziness plunges a man into deep sleep, and the sluggard must go hungry.
- He who keeps the precept keeps his life, but the despiser of the word will die.
- 1 He who has compassion on the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his good deed.
- Chastise your son, for in this there is hope; but do not desire his death.
- The man of violent temper pays the penalty; even if you rescue him, you will have it to do again.
- Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may eventually become wise.
- Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the decision of the LORD that endures.
- From a man's greed comes his shame; rather be a poor man than a liar.
- The fear of the LORD is an aid to life; one eats and sleeps without being visited by misfortune.
- The sluggard loses his hand in the dish; he will not even lift it to his mouth.
- If you beat an arrogant man, the simple learn a lesson; if you rebuke an intelligent man, he gains knowledge.
- He who mistreats his father, or drives away his mother, is a worthless and disgraceful son.
- If a son ceases to hear instruction, he wanders from words of knowledge.
- An unprincipled witness perverts justice, and the mouth of the wicked pours out iniquity.
- Rods are prepared for the arrogant, and blows for the backs of fools.
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1  Cf Matthew 25:34-40.
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