Better a poor man who walks in integrity than someone who has deceitful lips and is a fool.a2
Even zeal is not good without knowledge, and the one who acts hastilyb sins.c3
A man's own foolishness leads him astray, yet his heart rages against the Lord.
Wealth attracts many friends, but a poor man is separated from his friend.d5
A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies will not escape.e6
Many seek the favor of a ruler,f and everyone is a friend of one who gives gifts.g7
All the brothers of a poor man hate him; how much more do his friends keep their distance from him! He may pursue [them with] words, [but] they are not [there].h8
The one who acquires good sensei loves himself; one who safeguards understanding finds success.
A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies perishes.j10
Luxury is not appropriate for a fool- how much less for a slave to rule over princes!k11
A person's insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.l12
A king's rage is like a lion's roar, but his favor is like dew on the grass.m13
A foolish son is his father's ruin,n and a wife's nagging is an endless dripping.o14
A house and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a sensible wife is from the Lord.
Laziness induces deep sleep, and a lazy person will go hungry.p16
The one who keeps commands preserves himself; one who disregardsq his ways will die.r17
Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord, and He will give a reward to the lender.s18
Discipline your son while there is hope; don't be intent on killing him.tu19
A person with great anger bears the penalty; if you rescue him, you'll have to do it again.v20
Listen to counsel and receive instruction so that you may be wise in later life.wx21
Many plans are in a man's heart, but the Lord's decree will prevail.y22
A man's desire should be loyalty to the covenant; better to be a poor man than a perjurer.z23
The fear of the Lord leads to life; one will sleep at nightaa without danger.bb24
The slacker buries his hand in the bowl; he doesn't even bring it back to his mouth.cc25
Strike a mocker, and the inexperienced learn a lesson; rebuke the discerning, and he gains knowledge.dd26
The one who assaults his father and evicts his mother is a disgraceful and shameful son.
If you stop listening to instruction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge.
A worthless witness mocks justice, and a wicked mouth swallows iniquity.
Judgments are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.ee