A 1good name is to be moredesiredthangreatwealth, Favor is betterthansilver and gold.
The rich and the poorahave a commonbond, The LORD is the 2maker of them all.
The 3prudentsees the evil and hides himself, But the bnaivego on, and are punished for it.
The reward of humility and the cfear of the LORD Are riches, honor and life.
54Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; He who guardshimself will be far from them.
65Train up a childdin the way he should go, Evenwhen he is old he will not depart from it.
The 6richrules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender'sslave.
He who 7sowsiniquity will reapvanity, And the 8rod of his fury will perish.
He who eis 9generous will be blessed, For he 10givessome of his food to the poor.
1011Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease.
He who loves12purity of heart And fwhose speech is 13gracious, the king is his friend.
The eyes of the LORDpreserveknowledge, But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man.
The 14sluggardsays, "There is a lionoutside; I will be killed in the streets!"
The mouth of g15an adulteress is a deeppit; He who is 16cursed of the LORD will fallhinto it.
15Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The 17rod of discipline will remove it far from him.
He 18who oppresses the poor to makeimore for himself Or who gives to the rich, 19will only come to poverty.
1720Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;
For it will be 21pleasantif you keep them within you, jThat they may be ready on your lips.
So that your 22trust may be in the LORD, I have ktaught you today, even you.
Have I not written to you l23excellentthings Of counsels and knowledge,
To make you 24know the mcertainty of the words of truth That you may n25correctlyanswer him who sent you?
2226Do not rob the poorbecause he is poor, Or 27crush the afflicted at the gate;
For the LORD will 28plead their case And otake the life of those who rob them.
Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a 29hot-temperedman,
25Or you will 30learn his ways And pfind a snare for yourself.
Do not be among those who 31giveqpledges , Among those who becomeguarantors for debts.
27If you havenothing with which to pay, Why should he 32take your bed from under you?
2833Do not move the ancientboundaryWhich your fathers have set.
Do you see a manskilled in his work? He will 34standbeforekings; He will not standbeforeobscuremen.