1 – A good name is better than great riches: and good favour is above silver and gold.
2 – The rich and poor have met one another: the Lord is the maker of them both.
3 – The prudent man saw the evil, and hid himself: the simple passed on, and suffered loss.
4 – The fruit of humility is the fear of the Lord, riches and glory and life.
5 – Arms and swords are in the way of the perverse: but he that keepeth his own soul departeth far from them.
6 – It is a proverb: A young man according to his way, even when he is old he will not depart from it.
7 – The rich ruleth over the poor: and the borrower is servant to him that lendeth.
8 – He that soweth iniquity shall reap evils, and with the rod of his anger he shall be consumed.
9 – He that is inclined to mercy shall be blessed: for of his bread he hath given to the poor. He that maketh presents shall purchase victory and honour: but he carrieth away the souls of the receivers.
10 – Cast out the scoffer, and contention shall go out with him, and quarrels and reproaches shall cease.
11 – He that loveth cleanness of heart, for the grace of his lips shall have the king for his friend.
12 – The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge: and the words of the unjust are overthrown.
13 – The slothful man saith: There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the midst of the streets.
14 – The mouth of a strange woman is a deep pit: he whom the Lord is angry with, shall fall into it.
15 – Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, and the rod of correction shall drive it away.
16 – He that oppresseth the poor, to in- crease his own riches, shall himself give to one that is richer, and shall be in need.
17 – Incline thy ear, and hear the words of the wise: and apply thy heart to my doctrine :
18 – Which shall be beautiful for thee, if thou keep it in thy bowels, and it shall flow in thy lips:
19 – That thy trust may be in the Lord, wherefore I have also shewn it to thee this day.
20 – Behold I have described it to thee three manner of ways, in thoughts and knowledge :
21 – That I might shew thee the certainty, and the words of truth, to answer out of these to them that sent thee.
22 – Do no violence to the poor, because he is poor: and do not oppress the needy in the gate:
23 – Because the Lord will judge his cause, and will afflict them that have afflicted his soul.
24 – Be not a friend to an angry man, and do not walk with a furious man:
25 – Lest perhaps thou learn his ways, and take scandal to thy soul.
26 – Be not with them that fasten down their hands, and that offer themselves sureties for debts:
27 – For if thou have not wherewith to restore, what cause is there, that he should take the covering from thy bed?
28 – Pass not beyond the ancient bounds which thy fathers have set.
29 – Hast thou seen a man swift in his work? he shall stand before kings, and shall not be before those that are obscure.
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