1: He that separateth himself seeketh [his] pleasure, he is vehement against all sound wisdom. 2: A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may reveal itself. 3: When the wicked cometh, there cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach. 4: The words of a man's mouth are deep waters, [and] the fountain of wisdom is a gushing brook. 5: It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to wrong the righteous in judgment. 6: A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for stripes. 7: A fool's mouth is destruction to him, and his lips are a snare to his soul. 8: The words of a talebearer are as dainty morsels, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. 9: He also who is indolent in his work is brother of the destroyer. 10: The name of Jehovah is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 11: The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as a high wall in his own imagination. 12: Before destruction the heart of man is haughty; and before honour [goeth] humility. 13: He that giveth answer before he heareth, it is folly and shame unto him. 14: The spirit of a man sustaineth his infirmity; but a broken spirit who can bear? 15: The heart of an intelligent [man] getteth knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge. 16: A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men. 17: He that is first in his own cause [seemeth] just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him. 18: The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty. 19: A brother offended is [harder to be won] than a strong city; and contentions are as the bars of a palace. 20: A man's belly is satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; with the increase of his lips is he satisfied. 21: Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. 22: Whoso hath found a wife hath found a good thing, and hath obtained favour from Jehovah. 23: He that is poor speaketh with supplications, but the rich answereth roughly. 24: A man of [many] friends will come to ruin but there is a friend [that] sticketh closer than a brother.