1The wicked flee when none pursueth: but the righteous are bolde as a lyon.
2For the transgression of the land there are many princes thereof: but by a man of vnderstanding and knowledge a realme likewise endureth long.
3A poore man, if he oppresse the poore, is like a raging raine, that leaueth no foode.
4They that forsake the Law, prayse the wicked: but they that keepe the Law, set themselues against them.
5Wicked men vnderstand not iudgemnt: but they that seeke the Lord vnderstand all things.
6Better is the poore that walketh in his vprightnesse, then hee that peruerteth his wayes, though he be riche.
7He that keepeth the Law, is a childe of vnderstanding: but hee that feedeth the gluttons, shameth his father.
8He that increaseth his riches by vsurie and interest, gathereth them for him that will be mercifull vnto the poore.
9He that turneth away his eare from hearing the Law, euen his prayer shalbe abominable.
10He that causeth the righteous to go astray by an euill way, shall fall into his owne pit, and the vpright shall inherite good things.
11The riche man is wise in his owne conceite: but the poore that hath vnderstanding, can trie him.
12When righteous men reioyce, there is great glory: but when the wicked come vp, the man is tried.
13He that hideth his sinnes, shall not prosper: but he that confesseth, and forsaketh them, shall haue mercy.
14Blessed is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart, shall fall into euill.
15As a roaring lyon, and an hungry beare, so is a wicked ruler ouer the poore people.
16A prince destitute of vnderstanding, is also a great oppressour: but hee that hateth couetousnes, shall prolong his dayes.
17A man that doeth violence against the blood of a person, shall flee vnto the graue, and they shall not stay him.
18He that walketh vprightly, shalbe saued: but he that is froward in his wayes, shall once fall.
19He that tilleth his land, shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth the idle, shall be filled with pouertie.
20A faythfull man shall abound in blessings, and he that maketh haste to be riche, shall not be innocent.
21To haue respect of persons is not good: for that man will transgresse for a piece of bread.
22A man with a wicked eye hasteth to riches, and knoweth not, that pouertie shall come vpon him.
23He that rebuketh a man, shall finde more fauour at length, then he that flattereth with his tongue.
24Hee that robbeth his father and mother, and sayth, It is no transgression, is the companion of a man that destroyeth.
25He that is of a proude heart, stirreth vp strife: but he that trusteth in the Lord, shall be fatte.
26Hee that trusteth in his owne heart, is a foole: but he that walketh in wisdome, shall be deliuered.
27He that giueth vnto the poore, shall not lacke: but he that hideth his eyes, shall haue many curses.
28When the wicked rise vp, men hide them selues: but when they perish, ye righteous increase.