1 Wine [a]is a mocker, and strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby, is not wise.
2 The fear of the King is like the roaring of a lion: he that provoketh him unto anger [b]sinneth against his own soul.
3 It is a man’s honor to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
4 The slothful will not plow, because of winter: therefore shall he beg in summer, but have nothing.
5 The counsel in the heart of [c]man is like deep waters: but a man that hath understanding, will draw it out.
6 Many men will boast every one of his own goodness: but who can find a faithful man?
7 He that walketh in his integrity, is just, and blessed shall his children be after him.