Anyone who tills the land will have plenty of bread, but one who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.
The faithful will abound with blessings, but one who is in a hurry to be rich will not go unpunished.
To show partiality is not good— yet for a piece of bread a person may do wrong.
The miser is in a hurry to get rich and does not know that loss is sure to come.
Whoever rebukes a person will afterward find more favor than one who flatters with the tongue.
Anyone who robs father or mother and says, "That is no crime," is partner to a thug.
The greedy person stirs up strife, but whoever trusts in the Lord will be enriched.
Those who trust in their own wits are fools; but those who walk in wisdom come through safely.
Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but one who turns a blind eye will get many a curse.
When the wicked prevail, people go into hiding; but when they perish, the righteous increase.
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