5 Thorns and snares, are in the way of the perverse, - he that guardeth his soul, shall be far from them.
6 Train up a youth, in the direction of his duty, even when he becometh old, he will not depart from it.
9 A benevolent eye, the same, shall be blessed, - because he hath given of his bread to the poor.
12 The eyes of Yahweh, watch over knowledge, therefore hath he overturned the words of the treacherous.
14 A deep chasm, is the mouth of strange women, he with whom Yahweh is indignant, falleth there.
15 Foolishness, is bound up in the heart of a youth, the rod of correction, shall drive it far from him.
16 He that oppresseth the poor, to make increase for himself, giving to the rich, shall surely come to want.
17 Incline thine ear and hear the words of wise men, then, thy heart, wilt thou apply to my teaching; 18 For sweet shall they be, when thou shalt keep them in thine inmost mind, they shall fit well together, upon thy lips. 19 That in Yahweh may be thy trust, I have made them known to thee to-day, even to thee. 20 Have I not written for thee noble things, with counsels and knowledge: 21 To cause thee to know the meaning of faithful sayings, that thou mayest give back faithful sayings to them who ask thee.
22 Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, neither crush thou the oppressed in the gate; 23 For, Yahweh, will plead their cause, and will despoil their despoilers of life.
24 Do not have friendship with one given to anger, and, with a wrathful man, shall thou not enter in: 25 Lest thou learn his ways, and take a snare to thy soul.
26 Be not of them who strike hands, of them who are sureties for debts: 27 If thou hast nothing to pay, why should one take away thy bed from under thee?