1A false balance [is] abomination to the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate]: but a just weight [is] his delight.
2 [When] pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly [is] wisdom.
3The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
4Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death.
5The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
6The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in [their own] naughtiness.
7When a wicked man dies, [his] expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust [men] perishes.
8The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.
9An hypocrite with [his] mouth destroys his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
10When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices: and when the wicked perish, [there is] shouting.
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 wisdom despises his neighbour: but a man of understanding holds his peace.
13A talebearer reveals secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter.
14Where no counsel [is], the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors [there is] safety.
15He that is surety for a stranger shall smart [for it]: and he that hates self-assurance is sure.
16A gracious woman retains honour: and strong [men] retain riches.
17The merciful man does good to his own soul: but [he that is] cruel troubles his own flesh.
18The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness [shall be] a sure reward.
19As righteousness [tends] to life: so he that pursues evil [pursues it] to his own death.
20They that are of a perverse (twisted) [habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition] heart [are] abomination to the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate]: but [such as are] upright in [their] way [are] his delight.
21 [Though] hand [join] in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
22 [As] a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, [so is] a fair woman which is without discretion.
23The desire of the righteous [is] only good: [but] the expectation of the wicked [is] wrath.
24There is that scatters, and yet increases; and [there is] that withholds more than is meet, but [it tends] to poverty.
25The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that waters shall be watered also himself.
26He that withholds corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing [shall be] upon the head of him that sells [it].
27He that diligently seeks good procures favour: but he that seeks mischief, it shall come unto 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] servant to the wise of heart.
30The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life; and he that wins souls [is] wise.
31Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.