18The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.
18Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly.
18Entering her house leads to death; it is the road to the grave.
18 But these people set an ambush for themselves; they are trying to get themselves killed.
17 The eye that mocks a father and despises a mother’s instructions will be plucked out by ravens of the valley and eaten by vultures.
17Discipline your children, and they will give you peace of mind and will make your heart glad.
17A murderer’s tormented conscience will drive him into the grave. Don’t protect him!
17As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
17Interfering in someone else’s argument is as foolish as yanking a dog’s ears.