2 For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.
3 A poor man that aoppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.
5 Evil men aunderstand not judgment: but they that seek the Lord understand all things.
6 Better is the poor that walketh in his auprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.
11 The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the apoor that hath understanding searcheth him out.
12 When arighteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
15 As a aroaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.
16 The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth acovetousness shall prolong his days.
18 Whoso awalketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
19 He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
22 He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
24 Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.
26 He that atrusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
27 He that giveth unto the apoor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
28 When the awicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.