They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds;
There is no one who does good.
Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding. 14Wise men store up knowledge,
But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
But the foolish tears it down with her own hands.
2He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD,
But he who is devious in his ways despises Him.
3In the mouth of the foolish is a rod for his back,
But the lips of the wise will protect them.
15The naive believes everything, But the sensible man considers his steps.
16A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless.
18The naive inherit foolishness,
But the sensible are crowned with knowledge.
2A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.
3Keeping away from strife is an honor for a man, But any fool will quarrel.
5A plan in the heart of a man is like deep water, But a man of understanding draws it out.
11A fool always loses his temper, But a wise man holds it back.
5The fool folds his hands and consumes his own flesh.
9Do not be eager in your heart to be angry, For anger resides in the bosom of fools.
1Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed, 2to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men. 3For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. 4But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, 5He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, 6whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 8This is a trustworthy statement; and concerning these things I want you to speak confidently, so that those who have believed God will be careful to engage in good deeds. These things are good and profitable for men. 9But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife and disputes about the Law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. 10Reject a factious man after a first and second warning, 11knowing that such a man is perverted and is sinning, being self-condemned.