2 For the transgression of a land many are the rulers of it. But by men of understanding [and] knowledge the state shall be prolonged.
6 Better is the poor man who walks in his integrity, than he who is perverse in [his] ways, though he be rich.
7 He who keeps the law is a wise son, but he who is a companion of gluttons shames his father.
8 He who augments his substance by interest and increase, gathers it for him who has pity on the poor.
10 He who causes the upright to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit. But the perfect shall inherit good.
11 The rich man is wise in his own conceit, but a poor man who has understanding searches him out.
12 When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, but when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.
13 He who covers his transgressions shall not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them shall obtain mercy.
16 The ruler who lacks understanding is also a great oppressor, [but] he who hates covetousness shall prolong his days.
17 A man who is laden with the blood of any person shall flee to the pit. Let no man stay him.
18 He who walks uprightly shall be delivered, but he who is perverse in [his] ways shall fall at once.
19 He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, but he who follows after vanity shall have poverty enough.
20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings, but he who makes haste to be rich shall not be unpunished.
21 To have respect of persons is not good, nor that a man should transgress for a piece of bread.
22 He who has an evil eye hastens after riches, and does not know that want shall come upon him.
24 He who robs his father or his mother, and says, It is no transgression, the same is the companion of a destroyer.
25 He who is of a greedy spirit stirs up strife, but he who puts his trust in LORD shall be made fat.
27 He who gives to the poor shall not lack, but he who hides his eyes shall have many a curse.