Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways, for the LORD detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence.
Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
Since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD ... they will eat the fruit of their ways and be filled with the fruit of their schemes.
My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them.
The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.
Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down.
Like the coolness of snow at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to those who send him; he refreshes the spirit of his masters.