Proverbs 23:1-3,6-7,9,12,31-35 NIV
When you sit to dine with a ruler,
note well what is before you,  and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.  Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive.  Do not eat the food of a begrudging host, do not crave his delicacies;  for he is the kind of person who is always thinking about the cost. “Eat and drink,” he says to you, but his heart is not with you.  Do not speak to fools, for they will scorn your prudent words.  Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.  Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly!  In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper.  Your eyes will see strange sights, and your mind will imagine confusing things.  You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging.  “They hit me,” you will say, “but I’m not hurt! They beat me, but I don’t feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?”
Proverbs 22:1-2,4,6-7,9,11-12,17-18,22-23,26-28 NIV
A good name is more desirable than great riches;
to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.  Rich and poor have this in common: The Lord is the Maker of them all.  Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.  Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.  The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.  The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.  One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.  The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.  Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach,  for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.  Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,  for the Lord will take up their case and will exact life for life.  Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts;  if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.  Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors.
Psalm 82:2-4,8 NIV
“How long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked?  Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.  Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.  Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.
Proverbs 20:1,5,7,9,15,19-20,22,29 NIV
Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler;
whoever is led astray by them is not wise.  The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.  The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.  Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”?  Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.  A gossip betrays a confidence; so avoid anyone who talks too much.  If someone curses their father or mother, their lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness.  Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you.  The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old.
Psalm 80:16-19 NIV
Your vine is cut down, it is burned with fire; at your rebuke your people perish.  Let your hand rest on the man at your right hand, the son of man you have raised up for yourself.  Then we will not turn away from you; revive us, and we will call on your name.  Restore us, Lord God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.
Proverbs 19:1,3,5,7-8,11,14,16-17,20,23,25,27 NIV
Better the poor whose walk is blameless
than a fool whose lips are perverse.  A person’s own folly leads to their ruin, yet their heart rages against the Lord.  A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free.  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.  The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.  A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.  Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.  Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life, but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.  Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.  Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.  The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.  Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke the discerning, and they will gain knowledge.  Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NIV
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.