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1 Better a mouthful of dry bread with peace than a house filled with quarrelsome sacrifices.
Prov 15:17  Prov 21:19  Prov 21:9  Ps 37:16  Prov 7:14 

2 A shrewd servant comes off better than an unworthy child, he will share the inheritance with the brothers.
Eccl 4:13  Prov 10:5  Prov 19:26  Gen 24:4-67  Prov 11:29  Prov 14:35  Prov 29:15 

3 A furnace for silver, a foundry for gold, but Yahweh for the testing of hearts!
Jer 17:10  Ps 26:2  Prov 27:21  Isa 48:10  1Pet 1:7  1Chr 29:17  Ps 66:10 

4 An evil-doer pays heed to malicious talk, a liar listens to a slanderous tongue.
1John 4:5  2Tim 4:3-4  Prov 28:4  Isa 30:10  1Kgs 22:6-28  Jer 5:31  1Sam 22:7-11 

5 To mock the poor is to insult the Creator, no one who laughs at distress will go unpunished.
Prov 14:31  Job 31:29  1John 3:17  Obad 1:11-13  Rom 12:15  Prov 16:5  Jer 17:16 

6 The crown of the aged is their children's children; the children's glory is their father.
Ps 127:3-5  Prov 16:31  1Kgs 11:12  1Kgs 15:4  Exod 3:14-15  Gen 50:23  Job 42:16-17 

7 Fine words do not become the foolish, false words become a prince still less.
2Sam 23:3  Job 34:12  Matt 7:5  Ps 50:16-17  Ps 101:3-5  Prov 12:19  Prov 16:10-13 

8 A gift works like a talisman for one who holds it: it brings prosperity at every turn.
Exod 23:8  Prov 17:23  1Sam 25:35  2Sam 16:1-4  Amos 5:12  Deut 16:19  Gen 33:9-11 

9 Whoever covers an offence promotes love, whoever again raises the matter divides friends.
Prov 10:12  1Pet 4:8  Prov 16:28  Ps 32:1 

10 A reproof makes more impression on a person of understanding than a hundred strokes on a fool.
Prov 9:8-9  Ps 141:5  Rev 3:19  Prov 13:1  Prov 15:5  Prov 19:25  Prov 27:22 

11 The wicked person thinks of nothing but rebellion, but a cruel messenger will be sent to such a one.
1Kgs 2:24-25  1Kgs 2:31  1Kgs 2:46  2Sam 15:12  2Sam 16:5-9  2Sam 18:15  2Sam 18:19 

12 Rather come on a bear robbed of her cubs than on a fool in his folly.
2Sam 17:8  Hos 13:8  Prov 27:3  2Kgs 2:24  Matt 2:16  Prov 28:15 

13 Disaster will never be far from the house of one who returns evil for good.
Ps 35:12  1Pet 3:9  Ps 38:20  1Sam 24:17  1Sam 31:2-3  1Thess 5:15  2Sam 12:10 

14 As well unleash a flood as start a dispute; desist before the quarrel breaks out.
Prov 20:3  Prov 25:8  1Thess 4:11  Jas 3:14-18  2Chr 10:14-16  2Chr 13:17  2Chr 25:17-24 

15 To absolve the guilty and condemn the upright, both alike are abhorrent to Yahweh.
Exod 23:7  Isa 5:23  Prov 18:5  1Kgs 21:13  Amos 5:7  Amos 5:12  Amos 6:12 

16 What good is money in the hand of a fool? To buy wisdom with it? The desire is not there.
Prov 23:23  2Cor 6:1  Acts 13:46  Acts 28:26-27  Deut 5:29  Hos 4:11  Isa 55:1-3 

17 A friend is a friend at all times, it is for adversity that a brother is born.
Prov 18:24  Prov 19:7  Heb 2:11  John 15:13-14  1Sam 18:3  1Sam 19:2  1Sam 20:17 

18 Whoever offers guarantees lacks sense and goes surety for a neighbour.
Prov 11:15  Prov 6:1-5  Prov 20:16  Prov 22:16  Prov 22:26-27 

19 The double-dealer loves sin, the proud courts ruin.
Prov 16:18  Prov 18:12  1Kgs 1:5  1Sam 25:36-38  2Sam 15:1  Jas 1:20  Jas 3:14-16 

20 The tortuous of heart finds no happiness, the perverse of speech falls into misery.
Prov 10:31  Prov 18:6-7  Eccl 10:12  Jas 3:6-8  Ps 18:26  Prov 3:32  Prov 6:12-15 

21 He who fathers a stupid child does so to his sorrow, the father of a fool knows no joy.
Prov 10:1  Prov 19:13  Prov 17:25  1Sam 2:32-35  Gen 26:34  Prov 15:20  Prov 23:15-16 

22 A glad heart is excellent medicine, a depressed spirit wastes the bones away.
Prov 15:13  Prov 12:25  Prov 18:14  2Cor 7:10  Rom 5:2-5  Eccl 9:7-9  Ps 22:15 

23 Under cover of his cloak a bad man takes a gift to pervert the course of justice.
Exod 23:8  Mic 7:3  Prov 17:8  Deut 16:19  1Sam 8:3  1Sam 12:3  Ezek 22:12 

24 The intelligent has wisdom there before him, but the eyes of a fool range to the ends of the earth.
Eccl 2:14  1John 2:16  Eccl 6:9  Eccl 8:1  John 7:17  Prov 14:6  Prov 15:14 

25 A foolish child is a father's sorrow, and the grief of her who gave the child birth.
Prov 10:1  2Sam 13:1-22  Eccl 2:18-19  Prov 15:20  Prov 19:13 

26 To fine the upright is indeed a crime, to strike the noble is an injustice.
Prov 17:15  Prov 18:5  2Sam 3:23-25  2Sam 3:39  2Sam 16:7-8  2Sam 19:7  Gen 18:25 

27 Whoever can control the tongue knows what knowledge is, someone of understanding keeps a cool temper.
Jas 1:19  Prov 10:19  Prov 14:29  Jas 3:18  Prov 16:32  Eccl 9:17  Jas 3:2 

28 If the fool holds his tongue, he may pass for wise; if he seals his lips, he may pass for intelligent.
Job 13:5  Prov 15:2  Eccl 10:14  Eccl 5:3  Eccl 10:3