Direct your children onto the right path,
and when they are older, they will not leave it.
Throw out the mocker, and fighting goes, too.
Quarrels and insults will disappear.
Don’t rob the poor just because you can,
or exploit the needy in court.
For the Lord is their defender.
He will ruin anyone who ruins them.
Don’t befriend angry people
or associate with hot-tempered people,
or you will learn to be like them
and endanger your soul.