1Better is the poor that walks in his integrity than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool.
2That the soul be without wisdom is not good, and he that hastens with his feet sins.
3The foolishness of man perverts his way, and his heart is wroth against the Lord.
4Wealth makes many friends, but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
5A false witness shall not go unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall not escape.
6Many will intreat the favour of the prince, but every man is a friend to him that gives.7All the brethren of the poor hate him; how much more shall his friends separate themselves from him? He shall seek their friendship and not find it.
8He that gets wisdom loves his own soul; he keeps intelligence that he might find that which is good.
9The false witness shall not go unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall perish.
10Delight is not suitable for a fool; much less for a slave to have rule over princes.
11The discretion of a man defers his anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
12The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion, but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
13A foolish son is a pain unto his father, and the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping.
14House and riches are the inheritance from fathers, but the prudent wife is from the Lord.
15Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and the negligent soul shall suffer hunger.
16He that keeps the commandment keeps his own soul, but he that despises his ways shall die.
17He that gives unto the poor lends unto the Lord, and he will give him his reward.
18Chasten thy son while there is hope, but do not stir up thy soul to destroy him.
19A man of great wrath shall suffer the consequences, for even if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.
20Hear counsel, and receive chastening that thou may be wise in thy old age.
21There are many thoughts in the heart of man; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord shall stand.
22Contentment is unto men to show mercy, but it is better to do it unto the poor than to the liar.
23The fear of the Lord is unto life, and he that has it shall live satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
24The slothful man hides his hand in his bosom and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
25Smite a scorner, and the simple will become prudent, and reproving one that has understanding, he will understand knowledge.
26He that steals from his father and chases away his mother is a son that causes shame and brings reproach.
27Cease, my son, to hear the teaching that induces one to deviate from the reasons of wisdom.
28A witness of Belial shall scorn judgment, and the mouth of the wicked shall cover iniquity.
29Judgments are prepared for scorners and stripes for the back of fools.