1 A false balance [is] abomination to the LORD: but a just weight [is] his delight.
2 [When] pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly [is] wisdom.
3 The vprightnes of the iust shal guide them: but the frowardnes of the transgressers shall destroy them.
4 Riches auaile not in the day of wrath: but righteousnes deliuereth from death.
5 The righteousnes of the vpright shal direct his way: but the wicked shall fall in his owne wickednes.
6 The righteousnesse of the iust shall deliuer them: but the transgressers shall be taken in their owne wickednes.
7 When a wicked man dieth, his hope perisheth, and the hope of the vniust shall perish.
8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.
9 An hypocrite with [his] mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
10 When the righteous prosper, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, [there is] shouting.
11 By the blessing of the righteous, the citie is exalted: but it is subuerted by the mouth of the wicked.
12 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
13 Hee that goeth about as a slanderer, discouereth a secret: but hee that is of a faithfull heart concealeth a matter.
14 Where no counsel [is], the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors [there is] safety.
15 He that is surety for a stranger shall smart [for it]: and he that hateth suretiship is secure.
16 A gracious woman atteineth honour, and the strong men atteine riches.
17 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but [he that is] cruel troubleth his own flesh.
18 The wicked worketh a deceitful worke: but hee that soweth righteousnes, shall receiue a sure rewarde.
19 As righteousnes leadeth to life: so hee that followeth euill, seeketh his owne death.
20 They that are of a froward heart, are abomination to the Lord: but they that are vpright in their way, are his delite.
21 [Though] hand [join] in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
22 As a iewell of golde in a swines snoute: so is a faire woman, which lacketh discretion.
23 The desire of the righteous [is] only good: [but] the expectation of the wicked [is] wrath.
24 There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and [there is] that withholdeth more than is right, but [it tendeth] to poverty.
25 The liberall person shall haue plentie: and he that watereth, shall also haue raine.
26 He that withholdeth grain, the people shall curse him: but blessing [shall be] upon the head of him that selleth [it].
27 He that seeketh good things, getteth fauour: but he that seeketh euill, it shall come to him.
28 He that trusteth in his riches, shall fall: but the righteous shall florish as a leafe.
29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool [shall be] servant to the wise of heart.
30 The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life; and he that winneth souls [is] wise.
31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed upon the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.