- Wine is an intemperate thing, and strong drink full of violence:
but every fool is entangled with them.
- The threat of a king differs not from the rage of a lion; and he
that provokes him sins against his own soul.
- It is a glory to a man to turn aside from railing; but
every fool is entangled with such matters.
- A sluggard when reproached is not ashamed: so also he who borrows
corn in harvest.
- Counsel in a man's heart is deep water; but a prudent man will
draw it out.
- A man is valuable, and a merciful man precious: but it is
hard to find a faithful man.
- He that walks blameless in justice, shall leave his children
- Whenever a righteous king sits on the throne, no evil thing can
stand before his presence.
- Who will boast that he has a pure heart? or who will boldly say
that he is pure from sins?
- The lamp of him that reviles father or mother shall be
put out, and his eyeballs shall see darkness.
- A portion hastily gotten at first shall not be blessed in the end.
- Say not, I will avenge myself on my enemy; but wait on the Lord,
that he may help thee.
- A large and small wight, and [a] divers measures, are even both of them
unclean before the Lord; and so is he that makes them.
- A youth when in company with a godly man, will be
restrained in his devices, and then his way will be straight.
- The ear hears, and the eye sees: even both of them are the Lord's
- Love not to speak ill, lest thou be cut off: open thine eyes, and
be filled with bread.
- A double weight is an abomination to the Lord; and a deceitful
balance is not good in his sight.
- A man's goings are directed of the Lord: how then can a mortal
understand his ways?
- It is a snare to a man hastily to consecrate some of his own
property: for in that case repentance comes after vowing.
- A wise king utterly crushes the ungodly, and will bring a wheel
- The [b] spirit of man is a light of
the Lord, who searches the inmost parts of the belly.
- Mercy and truth are a guard to a king, and will surround his
throne with righteousness.
- Wisdom is an ornament to young men; and grey hairs are
the glory of old men.
- Bruises and contusions befall bad men; and plagues shall
come into the inward parts of their belly.
[a] Gr. double.
[b] Comp. chap. 11. 13.
[English translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee
Brenton (1807-1862) originally published by Samuel Bagster & Sons,
Ltd., London, 1851]