A falseabalance is abomination to the LORD: but a justweight is his delight.2
When pridecometh , then comethshame: but with the lowly is wisdom.3
The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
4Richesprofit not in the day of wrath: but righteousnessdelivereth from death.5
The righteousness of the perfect shall directb his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.6
The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.7
When a wickedmandieth, his expectation shall perish : and the hope of unjust men perisheth .
The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wickedcometh in his stead.
An hypocrite with his mouthdestroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered .
When it goeth well with the righteous, the cityrejoiceth : and when the wickedperish , there is shouting.11
By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted : but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.12
He that is voidc of wisdomdespiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace .
A talebearerdrevealethsecrets: but he that is of a faithfulspiritconcealeth the matter.14
Where no counsel is, the peoplefall : but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.15
He that is surety for a stranger shall smarte for it: and he that hatethsuretiship is sure .
A graciouswomanretainethhonour: and strong men retainriches.17
The mercifulman doeth good to his own soul: but he that is crueltroubleth his own flesh.18
The wickedworketh a deceitfulwork: but to him that sowethrighteousness shall be a surereward.19
As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursuethevil pursueth it to his own death.20
They that are of a frowardheart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.21
Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished : but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered .
As a jewel of gold in a swine'ssnout, so is a fairwoman which is withoutfdiscretion.23
The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.24
There is that scattereth , and yet increaseth ; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.25
The liberalgsoul shall be made fat : and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
He that withholdethcorn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
He that diligently seekethgoodprocurethfavour: but he that seekethmischief, it shall come unto him.
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall : but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.29
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winnethhsouls is wise.31
Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner .