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.
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.
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.
10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a aservant to have rule over princes.
12 The king’s wrath is as the aroaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a aprudent wife is from the Lord.
16 He that akeepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.
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.
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.