1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
2 For the transgression of a land many [are] its princes: but by a man of understanding [and] knowledge [its] state shall be prolonged.
3 A poore man, if he oppresse the poore, is like a raging raine, that leaueth no foode.
4 They that forsake the Law, prayse the wicked: but they that keepe the Law, set themselues against them.
5 Wicked men vnderstand not iudgemnt: but they that seeke the Lord vnderstand all things.
6 Better is the poore that walketh in his vprightnesse, then hee that peruerteth his wayes, though he be riche.
7 He that keepeth the Law, is a childe of vnderstanding: but hee that feedeth the gluttons, shameth his father.
8 He that by interest and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer [shall be] abomination.
10 He that causeth the righteous to go astray by an euill way, shal fall into his owne pit, and the vpright shall inherite good things.
11 The rich man [is] wise in his own conceit; but the poor man that hath understanding searcheth him out.
12 When righteous [men] rejoice, [there is] great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
13 He that hideth his sinnes, shall not prosper: but he that confesseth, and forsaketh them, shall haue mercy.
14 Happy [is] the man that feareth always: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
15 [As] a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; [so is] a wicked ruler over the poor people.
16 A prince destitute of vnderstanding, is also a great oppressour: but hee that hateth couetousnes, shall prolong his dayes.
17 A man that doeth violence to the blood of [any] person shall flee to the pit; let no man sustain him.
18 He that walketh vprightly, shalbe saued: but he that is froward in his wayes, shall once fall.
19 He that tilleth his land, shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth the idle, shall be filled with pouertie.
20 A faythfull man shall abound in blessings, and he that maketh haste to be riche, shall not be innocent.
21 To have respect of persons [is] not good: for for a piece of bread [that] man will transgress.
22 He that hasteneth to be rich [hath] an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
23 He that rebuketh a man, shall finde more fauour at length, then he that flattereth with his tongue.
24 Hee that robbeth his father and mother, and sayth, It is no transgression, is the companion of a man that destroyeth.
25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.
26 Hee that trusteth in his owne heart, is a foole: but he that walketh in wisdome, shall be deliuered.
27 He that giueth vnto the poore, shall not lacke: but he that hideth his eyes, shall haue many curses.
28 When the wicked rise vp, men hide them selues: but when they perish, ye righteous increase.