1The wicked flee when no man pursues: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
2For the transgression of a land many [are] the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding [and] knowledge the state [thereof] shall be prolonged.
3A poor man that oppresses the poor [is like] a sweeping rain which leaves no food.
4They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.
5Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] understand all [things].
6Better [is] the poor that walks in his uprightness, than [he that is] perverse [in his] ways, though he [be] rich.
7Whoso keeps the law [is] a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous [men] shames his father.
8He that by usury (interest paid for using money) 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.
10Whoso causes the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good [things] in possession.
11The rich man [is] wise in his own conceit; but the poor that has understanding searches him out.
12When righteous [men] do rejoice, [there is] great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
13He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesses and forsakes [them] shall have mercy.
14Happy [is] the man that fears always: but he that hardens his heart shall fall into mischief.
15 [As] a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; [so is] a wicked ruler over the poor people.
16The prince that wants understanding [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 to the pit; let no man support (uphold).
18Whoso walks uprightly shall be saved: but [he that is] perverse [in his] ways shall fall at once.
19He that tills his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that follows after vain [persons] shall have poverty enough.
20A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that makes haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
21To have respect of persons [is] not good: for a piece of bread [that] man will transgress.
22He that hastes to be rich [has] an evil eye, and considers not that poverty shall come upon him.
23He that rebukes a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flatters with the tongue.
24Whoso robs his father or his mother, and says, [It is] no transgression; the same [is] the companion of a destroyer.
25He that is of a proud heart stirs up strife: but he that puts his trust in the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] shall be made fat.
26He that trusts in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walks wisely, he shall be delivered.
27He that gives unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hides his eyes shall have many a curse.
28When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.