The rich and the poor have this in common: the Lord made them both.
Sensible people will see trouble coming and avoid it, but an unthinking person will walk right into it and regret it later.
Obey the Lord, be humble, and you will get riches, honor, and a long life.
If you love your life, stay away from the traps that catch the wicked along the way.
Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life. 17
Poor people are slaves of the rich. Borrow money and you are the lender's slave.
If you plant the seeds of injustice, disaster will spring up, and your oppression of others will end.
Be generous and share your food with the poor. You will be blessed for it.
Get rid of a conceited person, and then there will be no more arguments, quarreling, or name-calling.
If you love purity of heart and graciousness of speech, the king will be your friend.
The Lord sees to it that truth is kept safe by disproving the words of liars.