The way of the guilty is devious,1 but the conduct of the innocent is upright.
Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.210
The wicked man craves evil; his neighbor gets no mercy from him.
When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge.312
The Righteous Onea takes note of the house of the wicked and brings the wicked to ruin.413
If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out5 and not be answered.614
A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.715
When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.816
A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead.917
He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich.1018
The wicked become a ransom11 for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright.