1The wicked flee when no man pursueth:
But the righteous are bold as a lion
2For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof:
But by men of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged
3A needy man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food
4They that forsake the law praise the wicked:
But such as keep the law contend with them
5Evil men understand not judgement:
But they that seek the Lord understand all things
6Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich
7Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son:
But he that is a companion of gluttonous men shameth his father
8He that augmenteth his substance by usury and increase, gathereth it for him that hath pity on the poor
9He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination
10Whoso causeth the upright to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit:
But the perfect shall inherit good
11The rich man is wise in his own conceit;
but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out
12When the righteous triumph, there is great glory:
But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves
13He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper:
But whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy
14Happy is the man that feareth alway:
But he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief
15 As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear;
so is a wicked ruler over a poor people
16The prince that lacketh understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days
17A man that is laden with the blood of any person shall flee unto the pit;
Let no man stay him
18Whoso walketh uprightly shall be delivered:
But he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once
19He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread:
But he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough
20A faithful man shall abound with blessings:
But he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be unpunished
21To have respect of persons is not good:
Neither that a man should transgress for a piece of bread
22He that hath an evil eye hasteth after riches, and knoweth not that want shall come upon him
23He that rebuketh a man shall afterward find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue
24Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression;
the same is the companion of a destroyer
25He that is of a greedy spirit stirreth up strife:
But he that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be made fat
26He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool:
But whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered
27He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack:
But he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse
28When the wicked rise, men hide themselves:
But when they perish, the righteous increase.