1 A good name is more worth than great riches; and loving favour is better than silver and gold.
3 A wise man seeth the plague and hideth himself; but the foolish go on still and are punished.
5 Spears and snares are in the way of the froward; but he that will keep his soul, let him flee from such.
6 If thou teachest a child in his youth what way he should go; he shall not leave it when he is old.
10 Cast out the scornful man, and so shall strife go out with him; yea, variance and slander shall cease.
11 Whoso delighteth to be of a clean heart and of gracious lips, the king shall be his friend.
12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge; but as for the words of the despiteful, he bringeth them to naught.
16 Whoso doth a poor man wrong, to increase his own riches, and giveth unto the rich to please him, at the last cometh to poverty himself.
17 My son, bow down thine ear, and hearken unto the words of wisdom, apply thy mind unto my doctrine - 18 for it is a pleasant thing if thou keep it in thine heart, and practice it in thy mouth - 19 that thou mayest always put thy trust in the LORD. 20 Have not I warned thee very oft with counsel and learning? 21 That I might show thee the truth and that thou with the verity mightest answer them that lay anything against thee?
22 See that thou rob not the poor because he is weak, and oppress not the simple in judgment; 23 for the LORD himself will defend their cause, and do violence unto them that have used violence.
24 Make no friendship with an angry willful man, and keep no company with the furious; 25 lest thou learn his ways, and receive hurt unto thy soul.
26 Be not thou one of them that bind their hand upon promise, and are surety for debt; 27 for if thou hast nothing to pay, they shall take away thy bed from under thee.