1A false balance is abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is his delight.
2When pride comes, then comes shame, but with the humble is wisdom.
3The perfection of the upright shall guide them in the way, but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
4Riches shall not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness shall deliver from death.
5The righteousness of the perfect shall straighten his way, but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.6The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them, but transgressors shall be imprisoned in their own sin.
7When the wicked man dies, his hope perishes, and the hope of unjust men shall perish.
8The righteous is delivered out of the tribulation, and the wicked takes his place.
9The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbour, but the just are delivered with wisdom.
10When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish, there are feasts.11By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
12He that is void of understanding despises his neighbour, but the intelligent man remains silent.13A talebearer reveals secrets, but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.
14When intelligence is lacking, the people shall fall, but in the multitude of counsellors there is salvation.
15With anxiety shall he that is surety for a stranger be afflicted, and he that hates suretiship shall live securely.
16The gracious woman retains honour, and strong men retain riches.
17The merciful man does good to his own soul, but the cruel man troubles his own flesh.
18The wicked works a deceitful work, but to him that sows righteousness shall be a sure reward.
19As righteousness is unto life, so he that pursues evil pursues it unto his own death.
20They that are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the Lord, but such as are perfect in their way are his delight.
21No matter how many covenants he has made with death, the wicked shall not be absolved, but the seed of the righteous shall escape.
22As a gold ring in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
23The desire of the righteous is only good, but the hope of the wicked is wrath.
24There are those who scatter, and more is added unto them; and there are those who withhold more than is just, but come to poverty.
25The soul who is a blessing unto others shall be made fat, and he that fills shall be filled also himself.
26He that withholds the grain, the people shall curse him, but blessing shall be upon the head of him that sells it.
27He that seeks good early shall find favour, but unto him that seeks evil, it shall come upon him.
28He that trusts in his riches shall fall, but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.
29He that troubles his own house shall inherit the wind, and the fool shall be slave to the wise of heart.
30The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he that wins souls is wise.
31The righteous shall certainly be recompensed in the earth; how much more the wicked and the sinner!