1 Better [is] the poor that walks in his integrity than [he that is] perverse in his lips and is a fool.
2 [That] the soul [be] without wisdom [is] not good, and he that hastens with [his] feet sins.
3 The foolishness of man perverts his way, and his heart is wroth against the LORD.
4 Wealth makes many friends, but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
5 A false witness shall not go unpunished, and [he that] speaks lies shall not escape.
6 Many will intreat the favour of the prince, but every man [is] a friend to him that gives.
7 All the brethren of the poor hate him; how much more shall his friends separate themselves from him? He shall seek their friendship and not find it.
8 He that gets wisdom loves his own soul; he keeps intelligence that he might find that which is good.
9 The false witness shall not go unpunished, and [he that] speaks lies shall perish.
10 Delight is not suitable for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
11 The discretion of a man defers his anger, and [it is] his glory to pass over a transgression.
12 The king's wrath [is] as the roaring of a lion, but his favour [is] as dew upon the grass.
13 A foolish son [is] a pain unto his father, and the contentions of a wife [are] a continual dripping.
14 House and riches [are] the inheritance from fathers, but the prudent wife [is] from the LORD.
15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and the negligent soul shall suffer hunger.
16 He that keeps the commandment keeps his own soul, [but] he that despises his ways shall die.
17 He that gives unto the poor lends unto the LORD, and he will give him his reward.
18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, but do not stir up thy soul to destroy him.
19 A man of great wrath shall suffer the consequences, for [even] if thou deliver [him], yet thou must do it again.
20 Hear counsel, and receive chastening that thou may be wise in thy old age.
21 [There are] many thoughts in the heart of man; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD shall stand.
22 Contentment is unto men to show mercy, but [it is] better [to do it] unto the poor than to the liar.
23 The fear of the LORD [is] unto life, and [he that has it] shall live satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
24 The slothful [man] hides his hand in [his] bosom and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
25 Smite a scorner, and the simple will become prudent, and reproving one that has understanding, he will understand knowledge.
26 He that steals from his father [and] chases away [his] mother [is] a son that causes shame and brings reproach.
27 Cease, my son, to hear the teaching [that] induces one to deviate from the reasons of wisdom.
28 A witness of Belial shall scorn judgment, and the mouth of the wicked shall cover iniquity.
29 Judgments are prepared for scorners and stripes for the back of fools.: