A prudent wife is from the Lord—He who lends to the poor lends to the Lord—It is better to be a poor man than to be a liar.
1 Better is the apoor that walketh in his bintegrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
2 Also, that the soul be without aknowledge, it is not good; and he that bhasteth with his feet sinneth.
3 The afoolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the Lord.
4 Wealth maketh many afriends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
5 A false awitness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh blies shall not escape.
6 Many will entreat the afavour of the prince: and every man is a bfriend to him that giveth gifts.
7 All the brethren of the apoor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.
8 He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth aunderstanding shall find good.
9 A false witness shall not be aunpunished, and he that speaketh blies shall perish.
10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a aservant to have rule over princes.
11 The adiscretion of a man deferreth his banger; and it is his cglory to pass over a dtransgression.
12 The king’s wrath is as the aroaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
13 A foolish son is the calamity of his afather: and the contentions of a bwife are a ccontinual dropping.
14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a aprudent wife is from the Lord.
15 aSlothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an bidle soul shall suffer hunger.
16 He that akeepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.
17 He that hath apity upon the bpoor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
18 aChasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.
19 A man of great awrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.
20 Hear counsel, and receive ainstruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
21 There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the acounsel of the Lord, that shall stand.
22 The desire of a man is his akindness: and a poor man is better than a bliar.
23 The afear of the Lord tendeth to blife: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
24 A aslothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
25 Smite a ascorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
26 He that wasteth his afather, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.
27 Cease, my son, to ahear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.
28 An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, and astripes for the back of fools.