1 A good name is more desirable than great riches, and loving favor is better than silver and gold.
14 The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit: he who is under Yahweh's wrath will fall into it.
16 Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, both come to poverty.
17 Turn your ear, and listen to the words of the wise. Apply your heart to my teaching. 18 For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips. 19 That your trust may be in Yahweh, I teach you today, even you. 20 Haven't I written to you thirty excellent things of counsel and knowledge, 21 To teach you truth, reliable words, to give sound answers to the ones who sent you?
22 Don't exploit the poor, because he is poor; and don't crush the needy in court; 23 for Yahweh will plead their case, and plunder the life of those who plunder them.
24 Don't befriend a hot-tempered man, and don't associate with one who harbors anger: 25 lest you learn his ways, and ensnare your soul.
26 Don't you be one of those who strike hands, of those who are collateral for debts. 27 If you don't have means to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you?