2 When a land transgresses, it gains a succession of leaders, but with an understanding and knowledgeable man, its stability endures.
6 It's better to be poor and live a blameless life than to be rich but crooked in one's lifestyle.
7 Whoever keeps the Law is a discerning son, but whoever keeps company with gluttons brings shame to his father.
8 Whoever gains wealth by charging exorbitant interest collects it for someone who is kind to the poor.
10 Whoever misleads the upright along an evil way will himself fall into his own pit, but the blameless will inherit what is good.
12 When the righteous are victorious, there is great glory, but when the wicked arise, men hide themselves.
13 Whoever hides his transgressions will not succeed, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will find mercy.
14 Blessed is the man who always fears the LORD, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into disaster.
16 A Commander-in-Chief who is a cruel oppressor lacks understanding, but whoever hates unjust gain will live longer.
18 Whoever lives blamelessly will be delivered, but whoever is perverted will fall without warning.
19 Whoever works his farmland will have abundant food, but whoever chases fantasies will become very poor.
20 The faithful man will prosper with blessings, but whoever is in a hurry to get rich will not escape punishment.
22 The miser is in a hurry to get wealthy, but he isn't aware that poverty will catch up with him.
23 Whoever rebukes a man will later on find more favor than someone who flatters with his words.
24 Whoever steals from his father or mother but claims, "It's no sin," is a companion to someone who demolishes.
27 Whoever gives to the poor will never lack, but whoever shuts his eyes to their poverty will be cursed.