1False balances are an abomination before the Lord: But a just weight is acceptable unto him.
2Wherever pride enters, there will be also disgrace: But the mouth of the lowly meditates wisdom.
3When a just man dies he leaves regret: But the destruction of the ungodly is speedy, and causes joy.
5Righteousness traces out blameless paths: But ungodliness encounters unjust dealing.
6The righteousness of upright men delivers them: But transgressors are caught in their own destruction.
7At the death of a just man his hope does not perish: But the boast of the ungodly perishes.
8A righteous man escapes from a snare, And the ungodly man is delivered up in his place.
9In the mouth of ungodly men is a snare to citizens: But the understanding of righteous men is prosperous.
10In the prosperity of righteous men a city prospers:
11But by the mouths of ungodly men it is overthrown.
12A man void of understanding sneers at his fellow citizens: But a sensible man is quiet.
13A double-tongued man discloses the secret counsels of an assembly: But he that is faithful in spirit conceals matters.
14They that have no guidance fall like leaves: But in much counsel there is safety.
15A bad man does harm wherever he meets a just man: And he hates the sound of safety.
16A gracious wife brings glory to her husband: But a woman hating righteousness is a theme of dishonor. The slothful come to want: But the diligent support themselves with wealth.
17A merciful man does good to his own soul: But the merciless destroys his own body.
18An ungodly man performs unrighteous works: But the seed of the righteous is a reward of truth.
19A righteous son is born for life: But the persecution of the ungodly ends in death.
20Perverse ways are an abomination to the Lord: But all they that are blameless in their ways are acceptable to him.
21He that unjustly strikes hands shall not be unpunished: But he that sows righteousness shall receive a faithful reward.
22As an ornament in a swine’s snout, So is beauty to an ill-minded woman.
23All the desire of the righteous is good: But the hope of the ungodly shall perish.
24There are some who scatter their own, and make it more: And there are some also who gather, yet have less.
25Every sincere soul is blessed: But a passionate man is not graceful.
26May he that hoards corn leave it to the nation: But blessing be on the head of him that gives it.
27He that devises good counsels seeks good favor: But as for him that seeks after evil, evil shall overtake him.
28He that trusts in wealth shall fall; But he that helps righteous men shall rise.
29He that deals not graciously with his own house shall inherit the wind; And the fool shall be servant to the wise man.
30Out of the fruit of righteousness grows a tree of life; But the souls of transgressors are cut off before their time.
31If the righteous scarcely be saved, Where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?