1 A good name is more worth than great riches; and loving favour is better than silver and gold.
2 Whether riches or poverty do meet us, it cometh all of God.
3 A wise man seeth the plague and hideth himself; but the foolish go on still and are punished.
4 The end of lowliness and the fear of God, is riches, honour, prosperity and health.
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.
7 The rich ruleth the poor; and the borrower is servant to the lender.
8 He that soweth wickedness shall reap sorrow; and the rod of his plague shall destroy him.
9 A loving eye shall be blessed, for he giveth of his bread unto the poor.
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.
13 The slothful body sayeth, "There is a lion without, I might be slain in the street."
14 The mouth of a harlot is a deep pit; wherein he falleth that the LORD is angry withal.
15 Foolishness sticketh in the heart of the lad; but the rod of correction driveth it away.
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.
28 Thou shalt not remove the landmark, which thy fore elders have set.
29 Seest thou not, that they which be diligent in their business stand before kings, and not among the simple people?