1 – Wine is a luxurious thing, and drunkenness riotous: whosoever is delighted therewith shell not be wise.
2 – As the roaring of a lion, so also is the dread of a king: he that provoketh him, sinneth against his own soul.
3 – It is an honour for a man to separate himself from quarrels: but all fools are meddling with reproaches.
4 – Because of the cold the sluggard would not plough: he shall beg therefore in the summer, and it shall not be given him.
5 – Counsel in the heart of a man is like deep water: but a wise man will draw it out.
6 – Many men are called merciful: but who shall find a faithful man?
7 – The just that walketh in his simplicity, shall leave behind him blessed children.
8 – The king, that sitteth on the throne of judgment, scattereth away all evil with his look.
9 – Who can say: My heart is clean, I am pure from sin?
10 – Diverse weights and diverse measures, both are abominable before God.
11 – By his inclinations a child is known, if his works be clean and right.
12 – The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made them both.
13 – Love not sleep, lest poverty oppress thee: open thy eyes, and be filled with bread.
14 – It is nought, it is nought, saith every buyer: and when he is gone away, then he will boast.
15 – There is gold, and a multitude of jewels: but the lips of knowledge are a precious vessel.
16 – Take away the garment of him that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge from him for strangers.
17 – The bread of lying is sweet to a man: but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
18 – Designs are strengthened by counsels: and wars are to be managed by governments.
19 – Meddle not with him that revealeth secrets, and walketh deceitfully, and openeth wide his lips.
20 – He that curseth his father, and mother, his lamp shall be put out in the midst of darkness.
21 – The inheritance gotten hastily in the beginning, in the end shall be without a blessing.
22 – Say not: I will return evil: wait for the Lord and he will deliver thee.
23 – Diverse weights are an abomination before the Lord: a deceitful balance is not good.
24 – The steps of man are guided by the Lord: but who is the man that can understand his own way?
25 – It is ruin to a man to devour holy ones, and after vows to retract.
26 – A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth over them the wheel.
27 – The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, which searcheth all the hidden things of the bowels.
28 – Mercy and truth preserve the king, and his throne is strengthened by clemency.
29 – The joy of young men is their strength: and the dignity of old men, their grey hairs.
30 – The blueness of a wound shall wipe away evils: and stripes in the more in- ward parts of the belly.
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