1 False balances [are] hateful to the LORD; but a just weight [is] His delight.
2 Pride comes, then shame comes; but with the lowly [is] wisdom.
3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them; but the crookedness of traitors shall destroy them.
4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
5 The righteousness of the perfect shall make his way right, but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them, but deceivers shall be taken in lust.
7 When a wicked man dies, his hope shall perish; and the hope of evil ones shall be lost.
8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked comes [in] his place.
9 A hypocrite corrupts [his] neighbor with [his] mouth; but through knowledge the just shall be delivered.
10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; and when the wicked are destroyed, [there is] singing.
11 By the blessing of the upright the city is lifted up, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
12 One despising his friend lacks heart, but a man of understanding remains silent.
13 One going with slander is a revealer of secrets, but the faithful of spirit keeps the matter hidden.
14 Where [there is] no wisdom, the people fall; but in the multitude of wise men [there is] safety.
15 He who is surety for a stranger shall be ruined; and he who hates suretyship is safe.
16 A gracious woman keeps honor, and the strong keep riches.
17 The merciful man does good to his own soul, but [he who is] cruel troubles his own flesh.
18 The wicked makes a deceitful wage; but one sowing righteousness [has] a sure reward.
19 So righteousness [tends] to life; but one pursuing evil, [it is] to his own death.
20 They who are of a perverse heart [are] hateful to the LORD, but the upright in the way [are] His delight.
21 [Though] hand [join] in hand, the wicked shall not be innocent; but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
22 [Like] a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, [so is] a beautiful woman who turns aside discretion.
23 The desire of the righteous [is] only good; the hope of the wicked [is] wrath.
24 There is one who scatters and yet increases; but one who withholds just due [comes] only to poverty.
25 The soul who gives freely shall be made fat; and he who waters shall also be watered himself.
26 He who withholds grain, the people shall curse him; but blessing [is] on the head of him who sells.
27 He who carefully seeks good gets favor; but he who seeks mischief, it shall come to him.
28 He who trusts in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall blossom like a branch.
29 He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind; and the fool [shall be] servant to the wise in heart.
30 The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life; and he who takes souls [is] wise.
31 Behold, the righteous shall be rewarded in the earth; much more the wicked and the sinner.