11Better is a poor man who 2walks in his integrityThan he who is perverse in aspeech and is a fool.
2Also it is not good for a person to be withoutknowledge, And he who hurriesb3his footstepscerrs.
The 4foolishness of manruins his way, And his heart5ragesagainst the LORD.
46Wealthaddsmanyfriends, But a poorman is separated from his friend.
A 7falsewitness will not gounpunished, And he who d8tellslies will not escape.
69Many will seek the favor of a egenerousman, And everyman is a friend to him who 10gives gifts.
7All the brothers of a poormanhate him; Howmuchmore do his 11friendsabandon him! He 12pursues them with words, but they are fgone.
He who getsgwisdomloves his own soul ; He who keepsunderstanding will 13findgood.
A 14falsewitness will not gounpunished, And he who htellslies will perish.
10Luxury is 15not fitting for a fool ; Muchless for a 16slave to rule over princes.
A man's17discretionmakes him slow to anger, And it is his glory18to overlook a transgression.
The 19king'swrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like 20dew on the grass.
A 21foolishson is destruction to his father, And the 22contentions of a wife are a constantdripping.
14House and wealth are an 23inheritance from fathers, But a prudentwife is from the LORD.
1524Lazinesscasts into a deepsleep, And an idleiman will sufferhunger.
He who 25keeps the commandmentkeeps his soul, But he who jis careless of kconduct will die.
One who 26is gracious to a poormanlends to the LORD, And He will repay him for his l27gooddeed.
1828Discipline your sonwhilethere is hope, And do not desiremhis death.
A man of greatanger will bear the penalty, For if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again.
2029Listen to counsel and acceptdiscipline, That you may be wisenthe rest of your days.
21Many30plans are in a man'sheart, But the 31counsel of the LORD will stand.
22What is desirable in a man is his okindness, And it is better to be a poor man than a liar .
The p32fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep33satisfied, q34untouched by evil.
The 35sluggardburies his hand36in the dish, But will not evenbring it back to his mouth.
2537Strike a scoffer and the rnaive may becomeshrewd, But 38reprove one who hasunderstanding and he will sgainknowledge.
He 39who assaults his father and drives his motheraway Is a shameful and disgracefulson.
27Ceaselistening, my son, to discipline, And you will stray from the words of knowledge.
A rascallywitnessmakes a mockery of justice, And the mouth of the wickedt40spreadsiniquity.
29uJudgments are prepared for 41scoffers, And 42blows for the back of fools.