Fools, Slaves, and Princes
10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury;
how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!
Proverbs Club Commentary
Christians, as children of Jesus, the King,
are princes and princesses
that should live a blessed life
that eclipses the lives of others.
Fate Of Liars
9 A false witness will not go unpunished,
and whoever pours out lies will perish.
A false witness will be punished.
A liar will perish.
BTW, a false witness is a liar.
Rewards Of Wisdom And Understanding
8 The one who gets wisdom loves life;
the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.
Wisdom brings love of life.
Understanding brings prosperity.
Family, Friends, And The Poor
7 The poor are shunned by all their relatives—
how much more do their friends avoid them!
Though the poor pursue them with pleading,
they are nowhere to be found.
New International Version (NIV)
Rejected by family,
Dodged by friends,
The poor struggle alone in their poverty.
Rulers And Gift Givers
6 Many curry favor with a ruler,
and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts.
Wealth and power attract many friends.