- Better is the poor man whose ways are upright, than the man of wealth whose ways are twisted.
- Further, without knowledge desire is not good;
and he who is over-quick in acting goes out of the right way.
- By his foolish behaviour a man's ways are turned upside down, and his heart is bitter against the Lord.
- Wealth makes a great number of friends;
but the poor man is parted from his friend.
- A false witness will not go without punishment, and the breather out of deceit will not go free.
- Great numbers will make attempts to get the approval of a ruler: and every man is the special friend of him who has something to give.
- All the brothers of the poor man are against him: how much more do his friends go far from him!
- He who gets wisdom has love for his soul: he who keeps good sense will get what is truly good.
- A false witness will not go without punishment, and the breather out of deceit will be cut off.
- Material comfort is not good for the foolish;
much less for a servant to be put over rulers.
- A man's good sense makes him slow to wrath, and the overlooking of wrongdoing is his glory.
- The king's wrath is like the loud cry of a lion, but his approval is like dew on the grass.
- A foolish son is the destruction of his father;
and the bitter arguments of a wife are like drops of rain falling without end.
- House and wealth are a heritage from fathers, but a wife with good sense is from the Lord.
- Hate of work sends deep sleep on a man: and he who has no industry will go without food.
- He who keeps the law keeps his soul;
but death will be the fate of him who takes no note of the word.
- He who has pity on the poor gives to the Lord, and the Lord will give him his reward.
- Give your son training while there is hope;
let not your heart be purposing his death.
- A man of great wrath will have to take his punishment: for if you get him out of trouble you will have to do it again.
- Let your ear be open to suggestion and take teaching, so that at the end you may be wise.
- A man's heart may be full of designs, but the purpose of the Lord is unchanging.
- The ornament of a man is his mercy, and a poor man is better than one who is false.
- The fear of the Lord gives life: and he who has it will have need of nothing;
no evil will come his way.
- The hater of work puts his hand deep into the basin, and will not even take it to his mouth again.
- When blows overtake the man of pride, the simple will get sense;
say sharp words to the wise, and knowledge will be made clear to him.
- He who is violent to his father, driving away his mother, is a son causing shame and a bad name.
- A son who no longer gives attention to teaching is turned away from the words of knowledge.
- A good-for-nothing witness makes sport of the judge's decision: and the mouth of evil-doers sends out evil like a stream.
- Rods are being made ready for the man of pride, and blows for the back of the foolish.