15Patience can persuade a prince, and soft speech can break bones.
15Don’t wait in ambush at the home of the godly, and don’t raid the house where the godly live.
15My child, if your heart is wise, my own heart will rejoice!
15Â A youngster’s heart is filled with foolishness, but physical discipline will drive it far away.
15Justice is a joy to the godly, but it terrifies evildoers.
15Wise words are more valuable than much gold and many rubies.
15Â Lazy people sleep soundly, but idleness leaves them hungry.
15Intelligent people are always ready to learn. Their ears are open for knowledge.
15Â Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent–both are detestable to the LORD.