1 A false balance is disgusting to Yahweh; But a just weight is his delight.
2 When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the lowly is wisdom.
3 The integrity of the upright will guide them; But the perverseness of betrayers will destroy them.
4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath; But righteousness delivers from death.
5 The righteousness of the perfect will direct his way; But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.
6 The righteousness of the upright will deliver them; But betrayers will be taken in their own iniquity.
7 When [a] wicked man dies, [his] expectation will perish; And the hope of iniquity perishes.
8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, And the wicked comes in his stead.
9 With his mouth the godless man destroys his fellow man; But through knowledge will the righteous be delivered.
10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; And when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted; But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
12 He who despises his fellow man is void of wisdom; But a man of understanding holds his peace.
13 He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; But he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter.
14 Where there is no wise guidance, a people falls; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.
15 He who is surety for a stranger will smart for it; But he who hates suretyship is secure.
16 A gracious woman obtains honor; And violent men obtain riches.
17 The merciful man does good to his own soul; But he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.
18 The wicked earns deceitful wages; But he who sows righteousness [has] a sure reward.
19 He who is steadfast in righteousness, to life; And he who pursues evil, to his death.
20 Those who are perverse in heart are disgusting to Yahweh; But such as are perfect in [their] way are his delight.
21 [Though] hand [join] in hand, the evil man will not be unpunished; But the seed of the righteous will be delivered.
22 [As] a ring of gold in a swine's snout, [So is] a beautiful woman who is without discretion.
23 The desire of the righteous is only good; [But] the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
24 There is one who scatters, and increases yet more; And there is one who withholds more than is meet, but [tends] only to want.
25 The liberal soul will be made fat; And he who waters will be watered also himself.
26 He who withholds grain, the people will curse him; But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.
27 He who diligently seeks good seeks favor; But he who searches after evil, it will come to him.
28 He who trusts in his riches will fall; But the righteous will flourish as the green leaf.
29 He who troubles his own house will inherit the wind; And the foolish will be slave to the wise of heart.
30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; And he who is wise wins souls.
31 Look, the righteous will be recompensed in the earth: How much more the wicked and the sinner!