Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than
he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good;
and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
3The foolishness of
man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the Lord.
maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies
shall not escape.
6Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every
man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.
7All the brethren of
the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he
pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to
8He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that
keepeth understanding shall find good.
9A false witness shall not be
unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
10Delight is not
seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
11The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his
glory to pass over a transgression.
12The king’s wrath is as the
roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a
wife are a continual dropping.
14House and riches are the
inheritance of fathers and a prudent wife is from the Lord.
15Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer
16He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul;
but he that despiseth his ways shall die.
17He that hath pity
upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay
18Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul
spare for his crying.
19A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for
if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.
and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
21There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the
counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.
22The desire of a man is
his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.
23The fear of
the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide
satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
24A slothful man
hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his
25Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove
one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
26He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away
his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth
27Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth
to err from the words of knowledge.
28An ungodly witness scorneth
judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.