1 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips, and is
2 Also for the soul to be without knowledge is not good, and he who hurries with his
3 The foolishness of man perverts his way, and his heart frets against Jehovah.
4 Wealth makes many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbor.
5 A false witness shall not go unpunished, and he who utters lies shall not escape.
6 Many entreat the favor of the nobility, and everyone is friends with him who gives
7 All the brothers of the poor man hate him; how much more do his friends go far from
him? He pursues them with words, yet they are nowhere to be found.
8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding shall find good.
9 A false witness shall not go unpunished, and he who speaks lies shall perish.
10 Luxury is not befitting a fool; much less for a servant to rule over princes.
11 The prudence of a man puts off his anger; and it is his glory to sweep aside a
12 The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion; but his favor is like dew on the grass.
13 A foolish son is the ruin of his father, and the contentions of a wife, a continual
14 Houses and riches are the inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from
15 Laziness causes one to fall into a deep sleep, and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
16 He who keeps the Commandment keeps his own soul; he who despises His ways
17 He who has pity upon the poor lends to Jehovah, and He will make compensation
for what he has given.
18 Chasten your son while there is hope, and let not your soul hold back, lest he be put
19 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment; for if you rescue him, you will have
to do it again.
20 Give heed to counsel, and receive instruction, so that you may be wise in your latter
21 There are many plans in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of Jehovah shall
22 What is desired of a man is his kindness; and a poor man is better than a liar.
23 The fear of Jehovah tends to life, and he rests satisfied; he shall not be visited with
24 A sluggard puts his hand in a dish, and he will not even return it to his mouth.
25 Strike a scorner, and the simple will beware; reprove one who has understanding,
and he will understand knowledge.
26 He who assaults his father and chases away his mother is a son who causes shame
and brings reproach.
27 My son, cease to hear correction, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28 A worthless witness scorns justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.
29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the backs of fools.