1The wicked flee when no man pursues, but the righteous are bold as a young lion.
2By the rebellion of the land, many are its princes, but by the man of understanding and wisdom the land shall remain stable.
3A poor man that oppresses the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food.
4Those that forsake the law praise the wicked, but such as keep the law contend with them.
5Evil men do not understand judgment, but those that seek the Lord understand all things.
6Better is the poor that walks in his perfection than he that is perverse in his ways, though he is rich.
7Whosoever keeps the law is a wise son, but he that is a companion of gluttons shames his father.
8He that by usury and unjust gain increases his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
9He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
10Whosoever causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit, but the perfect shall inherit every good thing.
11The rich man is wise in his own conceit, but the poor that has understanding is wiser than he.
12When the righteous rejoice, there is great glory, but when the wicked rise, the sane man hides himself.
13He that covers his sins shall not prosper, but whosoever confesses and forsakes them shall attain mercy.
14Blessed is the man that fears God always, but he that hardens his heart shall fall into evil.
15As a roaring lion and a hungry bear, so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.
16The prince void of intelligence is also a great oppressor, but he that hates covetousness shall prolong his days.
17A man that does violence to the blood of any person shall flee all the way to the grave, and no one shall sustain him.
18Whosoever walks in integrity shall be saved, but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall into one of them.
19He that tills his land shall be filled with bread, but he that follows after vain persons shall be filled with poverty.
20The man of truth shall abound with blessings, but he that makes haste to be rich shall not be absolved.
21To have respect of persons in judgment is not good; even for a piece of bread, man will transgress.
22He that hastens to be rich has an evil eye and does not consider that poverty shall come upon him.
23He that rebukes a man, afterwards shall find more favour than he that flatters with the tongue.
24Whosoever robs his father or his mother and says, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of the destroyer.
25He that is of a proud heart stirs up strife, but he that puts his trust in the Lord shall be made fat.
26He that trusts in his own heart is a fool, but whosoever walks in wisdom, he shall be saved.
27He that gives unto the poor shall never lack, but he that hides his eyes from the poor shall have many a curse.
28When the wicked rise, sane men hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous multiply.