- Be not thou envious of evil men, neither desire to be with them;
- for their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.
- Through wisdom is a house built, and by understanding it is established;
- and by knowledge are the chambers filled with all precious and pleasant substance.
- A wise man is strong, and a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
- For with good advice shalt thou make thy war;
and in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
- Wisdom is too high for a fool: he will not open his mouth in the gate.
- He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a master of intrigues.
- The purpose of folly is sin, and the scorner is an abomination to men.
- [If] thou losest courage in the day of trouble, thy strength is small.
- Deliver them that are taken forth unto death, and withdraw not from them that stagger to slaughter.
- If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not, will not he that weigheth the hearts consider it?
And he that preserveth thy soul, he knoweth it;
and he rendereth to man according to his work.
- Eat honey, my son, for it is good;
and a honeycomb is sweet to thy taste:
- so consider wisdom for thy soul;
if thou hast found it, there shall be a result, and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
- Lay not wait, O wicked [man], against the dwelling of the righteous;
lay not waste his resting-place.
- For the righteous falleth seven times, and riseth up again;
but the wicked stumble into disaster.
- Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thy heart be glad when he stumbleth;
- lest Jehovah see it, and it be evil in his sight, and he turn away his anger from him.
- Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, [and] be not envious of the wicked:
- for there shall be no future to the evil [man];
the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.
- My son, fear Jehovah and the king: meddle not with them that are given to change.
- For their calamity shall rise suddenly;
and who knoweth the ruin of them both?
- These things also come from the wise.
It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
- He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous, peoples shall curse him, nations shall abhor him;
- but to them that rebuke [him] shall be delight, and a good blessing cometh upon them.
- He kisseth the lips who giveth a right answer.
- Prepare thy work without, and put thy field in order, and afterwards build thy house.
- Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause;
and wouldest thou deceive with thy lips?
- Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me, I will render to the man according to his work.
- I went by the field of a sluggard, and by the vineyard of a man void of understanding;
- and lo, it was all grown over with thistles, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and its stone wall was broken down.
- Then I looked, I took it to heart;
I saw, I received instruction:
- — A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest!
- So shall thy poverty come [as] a roving plunderer, and thy penury as an armed man.