1 – Better is the poor man, that walketh in his simplicity, than a rich man that is perverse in his lips, and unwise.
2 – Where there is no knowledge of the soul, there is no good: and he that is hasty with his feet shall stumble.
3 – The folly of a man supplanteth his seeps: and he fretteth in his mind against God.
4 – Riches make many friends: but from the poor man, even they whom he had, depart.
5 – A false witness shall not be unpunished: and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
6 – Many honour the person of him that is mighty, and are friends of him that giveth gifts.
7 – The brethren of the poor man hate him: moreover also his friends have departed far from him. He that followeth after words only, shall have nothing.
8 – But he that possesseth a mind, loveth his own soul, and he that keepeth prudence shall find good things.
9 – A false witness shall not be unpunished: and he that speaketh lies, shall perish.
10 – Delicacies are not seemly for a fool: nor for a servant to have rule over princes.
11 – The learning of a man is known by patience and his glory is to pass over wrongs.
12 – As the roaring of a lion, so also is the anger of a king: and his cheerfulness as the dew upon the grass.
13 – A foolish son is the grief of his father: and a wrangling wife is like a roof continually dropping through.
14 – House and riches are given by parents: but a prudent wife is properly from the Lord.
15 – Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
16 – He that keepeth the commandment, keepeth his own soul: but he that neglecteth his own way, shall die.
17 – He that hath mercy on the poor, lendeth to the Lord: and he will repay him.
18 – Chastise thy son, despair not: but to the killing of him set not thy soul.
19 – He that is impatient, shall suffer damage: and when he shall take away he shall add another thing.
20 – Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayst be wise in thy latter end.
21 – There are many thoughts in the heart of a man: but the will of the Lord shall stand firm.
22 – A needy man is merciful: and better is the poor than the lying man.
23 – The fear of the Lord is unto life: and he shall abide in fulness without being visited with evil.
24 – The slothful hideth his hand under his armpit, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth.
25 – The wicked man being; scourged, the fool shall be wiser: but if thou rebuke a wise man he will understand discipline.
26 – He that afflicteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is infamous and unhappy.
27 – Cease not, O my son, to hear instruction, and be not ignorant of the words of knowledge.
28 – An unjust witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
29 – Judgments are prepared for scorners: and striking hammers for the bodies of fools.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.