1 Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is perverse in his speech and is a fool.
2 It is dangerous to have zeal without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily makes poor choices.
5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and the one who spouts out lies will not escape punishment.
6 Many people entreat the favor of a generous person, and everyone is the friend of the person who gives gifts.
7 All the relatives of a poor person hate him; how much more do his friends avoid him -- he pursues them with words, but they do not respond.
8 The one who acquires wisdom loves himself; the one who preserves understanding will prosper.
13 A foolish child is the ruin of his father, and a contentious wife is like a constant dripping.
17 The one who is gracious to the poor lends to the Lord, and the Lord will repay him for his good deed.
19 A person with great anger bears the penalty, but if you deliver him from it once, you will have to do it again.
21 There are many plans in a person's mind, but it is the counsel of the Lord which will stand.
22 What is desirable for a person is to show loyal love, and a poor person is better than a liar.
23 Fearing the Lord leads to life, and one who does so will live satisfied; he will not be afflicted by calamity.
24 The sluggard plunges his hand in the dish, and he will not even bring it back to his mouth!
25 Flog a scorner, and as a result the simpleton will learn prudence; correct a discerning person, and as a result he will understand knowledge.
26 The one who robs his father and chases away his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace.
27 If you stop listening to instruction, my child, you will stray from the words of knowledge.