A person who has a hot temper will pay for it. If you rescue him, you will have to do it over and over.
20Listen to advice and accept discipline so that you may be wise the rest of your life.
21Many plans are in the human heart, but the advice of the LORD will endure.
22Loyalty is desirable in a person, and it is better to be poor than a liar.
23The fear of the LORD leads to life, and such a person will rest easy without suffering harm.
24A lazy person puts his fork in his food. He doesn't even bring it back to his mouth.
25Strike a mocker, and a gullible person may learn a lesson. Warn an understanding person, and he will gain more knowledge.
26A son who assaults his father [and] who drives away his mother brings shame and disgrace.
27If you stop listening to instruction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28A worthless witness mocks justice, and the mouths of wicked people swallow up trouble.
29Punishments are set for mockers and beatings for the backs of fools.