1 Better is the poor that liveth godly, than the blasphemer that is but a fool.
2 Where no discretion is, there the soul is not well; and whoso is swift on foot, stumbleth hastily.
3 Foolishness maketh a man to go out of his way, and then is his heart impatient against the LORD.
4 Riches make many friends; but the poor is forsaken of his own friends.
5 A false witness shall not remain unpunished; and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
6 The multitude hangeth upon great men; and every man favoureth him that giveth rewards.
7 As for the poor, he is hated among all his brethren; yea, his own friends forsake him, and he that giveth credence unto words, getteth nothing.
8 He that is wise loveth his own soul; and whoso hath understanding, shall prosper.
9 A false witness shall not remain unpunished; and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
10 Delicate ease becometh not a fool; much more unseemly is it, a bond man to have the rule of princes.
11 A wise man putteth off displeasure, and it is his honour to let some faults pass.
12 The king's disfavor is like the roaring of a Lion, but his friendship is like the dew upon the grass.
13 An indiscreet son is the heaviness of his father; and a brawling wife is like the top of a house, wherethrough it is ever dropping.
14 House and riches may a man have by the heritage of his elders; but a discreet woman is the gift of the LORD.
15 Slothfulness bringeth sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
16 Whoso keepeth the commandment, keepeth his own soul; but he that regardeth not his way, shall die.
17 He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the LORD; and look, what he layeth out, it shall be paid him again.
18 Chasten thy son while there is hope; but let not thy soul be moved to slay him.
19 For great wrath bringeth harm; therefore let him go, and so mayest thou teach him more nurture.
20 O give ear unto good counsel, and be content to be reformed; that thou mayest be wise here after.
21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD shall stand.
22 It is a man's worship to do good; and better it is to be a poor man, than a dissembler.
23 The fear of the LORD preserveth the life; yea it giveth plenteousness, without the visitation of any plague.
24 A slothful body shutteth his hand into his bosom; so that he cannot put it to his mouth.
25 If thou smitest a scornful person, the ignorant shall take better heed; and if thou reprovest one that hath understanding, he will be the wiser.
26 He that hurteth his father or shutteth out his mother, is a shameful and an unworthy son.
27 My son, heareth no more the doctrine that leadeth thee away from the words of understanding.
28 A false witness laugheth judgement to scorn; and the mouth of the ungodly eateth up wickedness.
29 Punishments are ordained for the scornful, and stripes for fools' backs.