A good name is rather to be chosen than greatriches, and lovingafavour rather than silver and gold.2
The rich and poor meet together : the LORD is the maker of them all.
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on , and are punished .
4Bybhumility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.5Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old , he will not depart from it.
The richruleth over the poor , and the borrower is servant to the lender .c8
He that sowethiniquity shall reapvanity: and the rodd of his anger shall fail .
He that hath a bountifuleye shall be blessed ; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.10
Cast out the scorner , and contention shall go out ; yea, strife and reproach shall cease .
He that lovethpureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.12
The eyes of the LORDpreserveknowledge, and he overthroweth the wordse of the transgressor .
The slothful man saith , There is a lionwithout, I shall be slainin the streets.14
The mouth of strange women is a deeppit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
15Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.17
Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.18
For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them withinf thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.19
That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.
Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,21
That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?
22Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:23
For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
Make no friendship with an angryman; and with a furiousman thou shalt not go :
Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.26
Be not thou one of them that strikehands, or of them that are sureties for debts.27
If thou hast nothing to pay , why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
28Remove not the ancientlandmark,g which thy fathers have set .
29Seest thou a mandiligent in his business? he shall standbeforekings; he shall not standbeforemeanh men.