1Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than one of perverse lips, who is a fool.
2Also in the want of knowledge in the soul there is nothing good; and he that hasteneth with his feet misseth the right path.
3The folly of a man perverteth his way, and against the Lord will his heart rage.
4Wealth bringeth many friends; but the poor becometh separated from his only friend.
5A false witness shall not remain unpunished, and he that uttereth lies shall not escape.
6Many will entreat the favor of the liberal man; and every one is the friend to him that bestoweth gifts.
7All the brothers of the poor hate him: how much more do his friends go far away from him! he pursueth their promises; but these are all that he hath.
8He that getteth intelligence loveth his own soul: he that guardeth understanding will find happiness.
9A false witness shall not remain unpunished, and he that uttereth lies shall perish.
10Delicacy is not seemly for a fool: much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
11It is intelligence in man to be slow in his anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
12Like the roaring of a young lion is the wrath of a king: as dew upon the herbs is his favor.
13A calamity unto his father is a foolish son; and a continual dropping are the quarrels of a wife.
14House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers; but from the Lord cometh an intelligent wife.
15Slothfulness casteth man into a deep sleep; and an indolent soul will suffer hunger.
16He that observeth the commandment guardeth his own soul: but he that disregardeth directing his ways aright shall die.
17He lendeth unto the Lord that is liberal to the poor, and his good deed will he repay unto him.
18Chastise thy son, for there is hope; and let not thy soul spare him for his crying.
19A man of great fury must suffer punishment; for if thou deliver him, thou must still do it again.
20Hear counsel, and accept correction, in order that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
21There are many thoughts in a man's heart; but the counsel of the Lord alone will stand firm.
22The longing of a man is to exercise his kindness; and a poor man is better than a liar.
23The fear of the Lord leadeth unto life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
24When a slothful man hath hidden his hand in the dish, then will he not even bring it back to his mouth.
25Smite a scorner, and the simple will become prudent; and if one that hath understanding be admonished, he will understand knowledge.
26He that plundereth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that bringeth shame and dishonor.
27Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth thee to err from the sayings of knowledge.
28An ungodly witness scorneth at justice, and the mouth of the wicked swalloweth mischief.
29Punishments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.