The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
When a land transgresses it has many rulers; but with men of understanding and knowledge its stability will long continue.
A poor man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food.
Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them.
Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it completely.
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is perverse in his ways.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)