1: The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are bold as a lion. 2: By the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof; but by a man of understanding [and] of knowledge, [its] stability is prolonged. 3: A poor man who oppresseth the helpless is a sweeping rain which leaveth no food. 4: They that forsake the law praise the wicked; but such as keep the law contend with them. 5: Evil men understand not judgment; but they that seek Jehovah understand everything. 6: Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse, double in ways, though he be rich. 7: Whoso observeth the law is a son that hath understanding; but he that is a companion of profligates bringeth shame to his father. 8: He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance gathereth it for him that is gracious to the poor. 9: He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination. 10: Whoso causeth the upright to go astray in an evil way, shall himself fall into his own pit; but the perfect shall inherit good. 11: A rich man is wise in his own eyes; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out. 12: When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; but when the wicked rise, men conceal themselves. 13: He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh [them] shall obtain mercy. 14: Happy is the man that feareth always; but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into evil. 15: A roaring lion, and a ranging bear, is a wicked ruler over a poor people. 16: The prince void of intelligence is also a great oppressor: he that hateth covetousness shall prolong [his] days. 17: A man laden with the blood of [any] person, fleeth to the pit: let no man stay him. 18: Whoso walketh in integrity shall be saved; but he that is perverted in [his] double ways, shall fall in one [of them]. 19: He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread; but he that followeth the worthless shall have poverty enough. 20: A faithful man aboundeth with blessings; but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. 21: To have respect of persons is not good; but for a piece of bread will a man transgress. 22: He that hath an evil eye hasteth after wealth, and knoweth not that poverty shall come upon him. 23: He that rebuketh a man shall afterwards find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue. 24: Whoso robbeth his father and his mother, and saith, It is no transgression, the same is the companion of a destroyer. 25: He that is puffed up in soul exciteth contention; but he that relieth upon Jehovah shall be made fat. 26: He that confideth in his own heart is a fool; but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. 27: He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; but he that withdraweth his eyes shall have many a curse. 28: When the wicked rise, men hide themselves; but when they perish, the righteous increase.