The wicked1flee when noone is pursuing, But the righteous are abold as a lion.
By the transgression of a land2many are its princes, But 3by a man of understanding and knowledge, so it endures.
A 4poorman who oppresses the lowly Is like a drivingrainbwhich leavesnofood.
Those who forsake the law5praise the wicked, But those who keep the law6strive with them.
5Evilmen7do not understandjustice, But those who seek the LORD8understandallthings.
69Better is the poor who walks in his integrityThan he who is ccrooked though he be rich.
He who keeps the law is a discerningson, But he who is a companion of 10gluttonshumiliates his father.
He who increases his wealth by 11interest and usuryGathers it 12for him who is gracious to the poor.
He who turnsaway his ear from listening to the law, Even his 13prayer is an abomination.
He who leads the uprightastray in an evilway Will 14himselffall into his own pit, But the 15blameless will inheritgood.
The richman is 16wise in his own eyes, But the poor who hasunderstandingdseesthrough him.
When the 17righteoustriumph, there is greatglory, But 18when the wickedrise, menehide themselves.
He who 19conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who 20confesses and forsakes them will findcompassion.
How blessed is the man who 21fearsalways, But he who 22hardens his heart will fall into calamity.
Like a 23roaringlion and a rushingbear Is a 24wickedrulerover a poorpeople.
A 25leader who is a greatoppressorlacksunderstanding, But he who hatesunjustgain will prolong his days.
A man who is 26laden with the guilt of humanblood Will fbe a fugitiveuntildeath; let no one support him.
He who walksblamelessly will be delivered, But he who is g27crooked will fallall at once.
1928He who tills his land will 29haveplenty of food, But he who followsempty pursuits will havepoverty in plenty.
A 30faithfulman will abound with blessings, But he who 31makeshaste to be rich will not gounpunished.
To h32showpartiality is not good, 33Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress.
A man with an 34evileye35hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him.
He who 36rebukes a man will afterwardfind more favorThan he who 37flatters with the tongue.
He who 38robs his father or his mother And says, "It is not a transgression," Is the 39companion of a man who destroys.
An iarrogant man 40stirs up strife, But he who 41trusts in the LORD42will jprosper.
He who 43trusts in his own heart is a fool, But he who walkswisely will be delivered.
He who 44gives to the poor will neverwant, But he who kshuts his eyes will have manycurses.
When the wickedrise, menhide themselves; But when they perish, the righteousincrease.