A poor man is hated even by his neighbor, but there are many who love the rich.a21
The one who despises his neighbor sins,b but whoever shows kindness to the poor will be happy.
Don't those who plan evil go astray?c But those who plan good find loyalty and faithfulness.d23
There is profit in all hard work, but endless talke leads only to poverty.f24
The crown of the wise is their wealth, but the foolishness of fools produces foolishness.
A truthful witness rescues lives, but one who utters lies is deceitful.g26
In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence and his children have a refuge.h27
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning people from the snares of death.i28
A large population is a king's splendor, but a shortage of people is a ruler's devastation.
A patient person [shows] great understanding, but a quick-tempered one promotes foolishness.
A tranquil heart is life to the body,j but jealousy is rottenness to the bones.k