He who leads the upright along an evil path will fall into his own trap,1 but the blameless will receive a good inheritance.
A rich man may be wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has discernment sees through him.
When the righteous triumph, there is great elation;2 but when the wicked rise to power, men go into hiding.313
He who conceals his sins4 does not prosper, but whoever confesses5 and renounces them finds mercy.614
Blessed is the man who always fears the LORD, but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble.
Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked man ruling over a helpless people.
A tyrannical ruler lacks judgment, but he who hates ill-gotten gain will enjoy a long life.
A man tormented by the guilt of murder will be a fugitive7 till death; let no one support him.
He whose walk is blameless is kept safe,8 but he whose ways are perverse will suddenly fall.919
He who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty.1020
A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.11