1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. loving…: or, favour is better than, etc
2 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.
3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life. By…: or, The reward of humility, etc
5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.
6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Train…: or, Catechise in…: Heb. in his way
7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. the lender: Heb. the man that lendeth
8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail. the rod…: or, with the rod of his anger he shall be consumed
9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor. He that…: Heb. Good of eye
10 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall end; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.
11 He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend. for…: or, and hath grace in his lips
12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor. the words: or, the matters
13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion outside, I shall be slain in the streets.
14 The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit: he that is abhorred by the LORD shall fall in it.
15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.
17 Bow down thy ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart to my knowledge.
18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keepest them within thee; they shall all be ready on thy lips. within…: Heb. in thy belly
19 That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee. even…: or, trust thou also
20 Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,
21 That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send to thee? to them…: or, to those that send thee?
22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
23 For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:
25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
26 Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.
27 If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set. landmark: or, bound
29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before obscure men. mean…: Heb. obscure men