Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him.
The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.
A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.
In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.
Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
A false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. ...
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread.
A Psalm of David. The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,