(PROV 22:22) Don’t take advantage of the poor just because you can; don’t take advantage of those who stand helpless in court. The LORD will argue their case for them and threaten the life of anyone who threatens theirs.


Don’t make friends with people who have hot, violent tempers. You might learn their habits and not be able to change.


Don’t promise to be responsible for someone else’s debts. If you should be unable to pay, they will take even your bed.


Never move an old boundary mark that your ancestors established.


Show me someone who does a good job, and I will show you someone who is better than most and worthy of the company of kings.


When you sit down to eat with someone important, keep in mind who he is. If you have a big appetite, restrain yourself. Don’t be greedy for the fine food he serves; he may be trying to trick you.


Be wise enough not to wear yourself out trying to get rich. Your money can be gone in a flash, as if it had grown wings and flown away like an eagle.


Don’t eat at the table of a stingy person or be greedy for the fine food he serves. “Come on and have some more,” he says, but he doesn’t mean it. What he thinks ih what he really is. You will vomit up what you have eaten, and all your flattery will be wasted.


Don’t y to talk to sense to a fool; he can’t appreciate it.


Never move an old boundary mark or take over land owned by orphans. The LORD is their powerful defender, and he will argue their case against you.


Pay attention to your teacher and learn all you can.


Don’t hesitate to discipline children. A good spanking won’t kill them. As a matter of fact, it may save their lives.


Son, if you become wise. I will be very happy. I will be proud when I hear you speaking words of wisdom.


Don’t be envious of sinful people; let reverence for the LORD be the concern of your life. If it is, you have a bright future.


Listen, my son, be wise and give serious thought to the way you live. Don’t associate with the people who drink too much wine or stuff themselves with food. Drunkards and gluttons will be reduced to poverty. If all you is eat and sleep, you will soon be wearing rags.


Listen to your father; without him you would not exist. When your mother is old, show her your appreciation. Truth, wisdom, learning, and good sense – these are worth paying for, but too valuable for you to sell. A righteous man’s father has good reason to be happy. You can take pride in a wise son. Make your father and mother proud of you; give your mother that happiness.


Pay close attention, son, and let my life be your example. Prostitutes and immoral women are a deadly trap. The wait for you like robbers and cause many men to be unfaithful.


Show me someone who drinks too much, who has to try out some new drink, and I will show you someone miserable and sorry for himself, always causing trouble and always complaining. His eyes are bloodshot, and he has bruises that could have been avoided. Don’t let wine tempt you, even though it is rich red, though it sparkles in the cup, and it goes down smoothly. The next morning you will feel as if you had been bitten by a poisonous snake. Weird sights will appear before your eyes, and you will not be able to think or speak clearly. You will feel as if you were out on the ocean, sea-sick, swinging high up in the rigging of a tossing ship. “I must have been hit,” you will say; “I must have been beaten up, but I don’t remember it. Why can’t I wake? I need another drink.”


Don’t be envious of evil people, and don’t try to make friends with them. Causing trouble is all the ever think about; every time they open their mouths someone is going to be hurt.


Homes are built on foundations of wisdom and understanding. Where there is knowledge, the rooms are furnished with valuable, beautiful things.


Being wise is better than being strong; yes, knowledge is more important than strength. After all, you must make careful plans before you fight a battle, and the more good advice you get, the more likely you are to win.


Wise saying are too deep for stupid people to understand. They have nothing to say when important matters are being discussed.


If you are always planning evil, you will earn a reputation as a troublemaker. Any scheme a fool thinks up is sinful. People hate a person who has nothing but scorn for others.


If you are weak in a crisis, you are weak indeed.


Don’t hesitate to rescue someone who is about to be executed unjustly. You may say that it is none of your business, but God knows and judges your motives. He keeps watch on you; he knows. And he will reward you according to what you do.


Son, eat honey; it is good. And just as honey from the comb is sweet on your tongue, you may be sure that wisdom is good for the soul. Get wisdom and you have a bright future.


Don’t be like the wicked who scheme to rob honest people or to take away their homes. No matter how often honest people fall, they always get up again; but disaster destroys the wicked.  


Don’t be glad when your enemies meet disaster, and don’t rejoice when they stumble. The LORD will know if you are gloating, and he will not like I; and then he might not punish them.


Don’t let evil people worry you; don’t be envious of them. A wicked person has no future – nothing to look forward to.


Have reverence for the LORD, my son, and honor the king. Have nothing to do with people who rebel against them; such people could be ruined in a moment. Do you realize the disaster that God or the king can cause?  

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