1: Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler; And whosoever erreth thereby is not wise. 2: The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion: He that provoketh him to anger sinneth [against] his own life. 3: It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife; But every fool will be quarrelling. 4: The sluggard will not plow by reason of the winter; Therefore he shall beg in harvest, and have nothing. 5: Counsel in the heart of man is [like] deep water; But a man of understanding will draw it out. 6: Most men will proclaim every one his own kindness; But a faithful man who can find? 7: A righteous man that walketh in his integrity, Blessed are his children after him. 8: A king that sitteth on the throne of judgment Scattereth away all evil with his eyes. 9: Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin? 10: Diverse weights, and diverse measures, Both of them alike are an abomination to Jehovah. 11: Even a child maketh himself known by his doings, Whether his work be pure, and whether it be right. 12: The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, Jehovah hath made even both of them. 13: Love not sleep, let thou come to poverty; Open thine eyes, [and] thou shalt be satisfied with bread. 14: It is bad, it is bad, saith the buyer; But when he is gone his way, then he boasteth. 15: There is gold, and abundance of rubies; But the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel. 16: Take his garment that is surety for a stranger; And hold him in pledge [that is surety] for foreigners. 17: Bread of falsehood is sweet to a man; But afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel. 18: Every purpose is established by counsel; And by wise guidance make thou war. 19: He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets; Therefore company not with him that openeth wide his lips. 20: Whoso curseth his father or his mother, His lamp shall be put out in blackness of darkness. 21: An inheritance [may be] gotten hastily at the beginning; But the end thereof shall not be blessed. 22: Say not thou, I will recompense evil: Wait for Jehovah, and he will save thee. 23: Diverse weights are an abomination to Jehovah; And a false balance is not good. 24: A man's goings are of Jehovah; How then can man understand his way? 25: It is a snare to a man rashly to say, [It is] holy, And after vows to make inquiry. 26: A wise king winnoweth the wicked, And bringeth the [threshing] -wheel over them. 27: The spirit of man is the lamp of Jehovah, Searching all his innermost parts. 28: Kindness and truth preserve the king; And his throne is upholden by kindness. 29: The glory of young men is their strength; And the beauty of old men is the hoary head. 30: Stripes that wound cleanse away evil; And strokes [reach] the innermost parts.