1 # ch. 28:6 Better is a poor person who #ch. 14:2; 20:7; Ps. 26:1, 11walks in his integrity
than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.
2Desire#19:2 Or A soul without knowledge is not good,
and whoever #[ch. 21:5; 28:20; 29:20]makes haste with his feet misses his way.
3When a man’s folly #[ch. 11:3] brings his way to ruin,
his heart #[Ps. 37:7; Isa. 8:21; Rev. 16:11]rages against the Lord.
4 # ch. 14:20 Wealth brings many new friends,
# ch. 14:20 but a poor man is deserted by his friend.
5 # [ch. 12:19; 21:28]; See Deut. 19:16-19 A false witness will not go unpunished,
and he who #See ch. 6:19breathes out lies will not escape.
6Many seek the favor of a generous man,#19:6 Or of a noble
and everyone is a friend to a man who gives #See ch. 17:8gifts.
7 # [ver. 4] All a poor man’s brothers hate him;
# [Ps. 38:11] how much more do his friends go far from him!
He pursues them with words, but does not have them.#19:7 The meaning of the Hebrew sentence is uncertain
8 # [ch. 15:32] Whoever gets sense loves his own soul;
he who keeps understanding will #ch. 16:20discover good.
9 # [See ver. 5 above] A false witness will not go unpunished,
and he who #[See ver. 5 above]breathes out lies will perish.
10 # [ch. 17:7; 26:1] It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury,
much less for #ch. 30:22; Eccles. 10:6, 7a slave to rule over princes.
11 # See ch. 14:29 Good sense makes one slow to anger,
and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
12A king’s wrath is like #ch. 20:2; [ch. 16:14, 15; 28:15] the growling of a lion,
but his #ch. 14:35 favor is like #Ps. 133:3; Hos. 14:5; Mic. 5:7dew on the grass.
13 # ch. 10:1; 17:21 A foolish son is ruin to his father,
and #See ch. 21:9 a wife’s quarreling is #ch. 27:15a continual dripping of rain.
14 # [2 Cor. 12:14] House and wealth are inherited from fathers,
but a prudent wife is #ch. 18:22from the Lord.
15 # See ch. 6:9-11 Slothfulness casts into #Job 4:13 a deep sleep,
and #[ch. 10:4; 20:4, 13; 23:21]an idle person will suffer hunger.
16Whoever #[ch. 13:13; Luke 10:28]keeps the commandment keeps his life;
he who despises his ways will die.
17 # [ch. 22:9; 28:27; Eccles. 11:1; Matt. 10:42; Heb. 6:10]; See Deut. 15:7-10; Matt. 25:40; 2 Cor. 9:6-8 Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he #[Luke 6:38] will repay him for his #See ch. 12:14deed.
18 # See ch. 13:24 Discipline your son, for there is hope;
do not set your heart on #[ch. 23:13]; See Deut. 21:18-21putting him to death.
19A man of great wrath will pay the penalty,
for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again.
20Listen to advice and accept instruction,
that you may gain wisdom in #Ps. 37:37the future.
Ps. 33:10, 11 Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
but #Job 23:13; Isa. 14:26, 27 it is the purpose of the Lord #Isa. 46:10that will stand.
22What is desired in a man is steadfast love,
and a poor man is better than a liar.
23The fear of the Lord #ch. 10:16; 11:19; [Isa. 38:5; Mark 10:30] leads to life,
and whoever has it rests #[Ps. 25:13] satisfied;
he will #[Lev. 26:6]not be visited by harm.
24 # ch. 26:15; [ch. 15:19; 20:4] The sluggard buries his hand in #[Matt. 26:23; Mark 14:20]the dish
and will not even bring it back to his mouth.
25 # ch. 21:11 Strike #See Ps. 1:1 a scoffer, and the simple will #See Deut. 13:6-11 learn prudence;
# [ch. 9:8] reprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge.
26He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother
is #ch. 10:5; 17:2a son who brings shame and reproach.
27Cease to hear instruction, my son,
# [2 Pet. 2:21] and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28A worthless witness mocks at justice,
and the mouth of the wicked #Job 15:16; [ch. 18:8; Job 34:7]devours iniquity.
29Condemnation is ready for #[See ver. 25 above] scoffers,
and #ch. 10:13; 18:6; 26:3beating for the backs of fools.