1 Better a poor man who walks in integrity than someone who has deceitful lips and is a fool.a
2 Even zeal is not good without knowledge, and the one who acts hastilyb sins.c
3 A man's own foolishness leads him astray, yet his heart rages against the Lord.
4 Wealth attracts many friends, but a poor man is separated from his friend.d
5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies will not escape.e
6 Many seek the favor of a ruler,f and everyone is a friend of one who gives gifts.g
7 All the brothers of a poor man hate him; how much more do his friends keep their distance from him! He may pursue [them with] words, [but] they are not [there].h
8 The one who acquires good sensei loves himself; one who safeguards understanding finds success.
9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies perishes.j
10 Luxury is not appropriate for a fool- how much less for a slave to rule over princes!k
11 A person's insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.l
12 A king's rage is like a lion's roar, but his favor is like dew on the grass.m
13 A foolish son is his father's ruin,n and a wife's nagging is an endless dripping.o
14 A house and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a sensible wife is from the Lord.
15 Laziness induces deep sleep, and a lazy person will go hungry.p
16 The one who keeps commands preserves himself; one who disregardsq his ways will die.r
17 Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord, and He will give a reward to the lender.s
18 Discipline your son while there is hope; don't be intent on killing him.t u
19 A person with great anger bears the penalty; if you rescue him, you'll have to do it again.v
20 Listen to counsel and receive instruction so that you may be wise in later life.w x
21 Many plans are in a man's heart, but the Lord's decree will prevail.y
22 A man's desire should be loyalty to the covenant; better to be a poor man than a perjurer.z
23 The fear of the Lord leads to life; one will sleep at night{ without danger.|
24 The slacker buries his hand in the bowl; he doesn't even bring it back to his mouth.}
25 Strike a mocker, and the inexperienced learn a lesson; rebuke the discerning, and he gains knowledge.~
26 The one who assaults his father and evicts his mother is a disgraceful and shameful son.
27 If you stop listening to instruction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28 A worthless witness mocks justice, and a wicked mouth swallows iniquity.
29 Judgments are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.