1 The wicked have fled and there is no pursuer. And the righteous as a young lion is confident.
2 By the transgression of a land many are its heads. And by an intelligent man, Who knoweth right -- it is prolonged.
7 Whoso is keeping the law is an intelligent son, And a friend of gluttons, Doth cause his father to blush.
8 Whoso is multiplying his wealth by biting and usury, For one favouring the poor doth gather it.
10 Whoso is causing the upright to err in an evil way, Into his own pit he doth fall, And the perfect do inherit good.
12 In the exulting of the righteous the glory is abundant, And in the rising of the wicked man is apprehensive.
13 Whoso is covering his transgressions prospereth not, And he who is confessing and forsaking hath mercy.
14 O the happiness of a man fearing continually, And whoso is hardening his heart falleth into evil.
16 A leader lacking understanding multiplieth oppressions, Whoso is hating dishonest gain prolongeth days.
19 Whoso is tilling his ground is satisfied with bread, And whoso is pursuing vanity, Is filled with poverty.
20 A stedfast man hath multiplied blessings, And whoso is hasting to be rich is not acquitted.
22 Troubled for wealth is the man with an evil eye, And he knoweth not that want doth meet him.
24 Whoso is robbing his father, or his mother, And is saying, 'It is not transgression,' A companion he is to a destroyer.
25 Whoso is proud in soul stirreth up contention, And whoso is trusting on Jehovah is made fat.