1 A man that hardeneth his neck when he is rebuked, shall suddenly be destroyed, and cannot be cured.
2 When the righteous [a]are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people sigh.
3 A man that loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that feedeth harlots wasteth his substance.
4 A king by judgment maintaineth the country: but a man receiving gifts, destroyeth it.
5 A man that flattereth his neighbor, [b]spreadeth a net for his steps.
6 In the transgression of an evil man is his [c]snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
7 The righteous knoweth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not knowledge.