1: A false balance [is] abomination to the LORD: but a just weight [is] his delight. 2: [When] pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly [is] wisdom. 3: The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them. 4: Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death. 5: The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. 6: The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in [their own] naughtiness. 7: When a wicked man dieth, [his] expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust [men] perisheth. 8: The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead. 9: A hypocrite with [his] mouth destroyeth his neighbor: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered. 10: When the righteous prosper, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, [there is] shouting. 11: By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. 12: He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace. 13: A tale-bearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter. 14: Where no counsel [is], the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors [there is] safety. 15: He that is surety for a stranger shall smart [for it]: and he that hateth suretiship is sure. 16: A gracious woman retaineth honor: and strong [men] retain riches. 17: The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but [he that is] cruel troubleth his own flesh. 18: The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness [shall be] a sure reward. 19: As righteousness [tendeth] to life: so he that pursueth evil [pursueth it] to his own death. 20: They that are of a froward heart [are] abomination to the LORD: but [such as are] upright in [their] way [are] his delight. 21: [Though] hand [join] in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered. 22: [As] a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, [so is] a fair woman who is without discretion. 23: The desire of the righteous [is] only good: [but] the expectation of the wicked [is] wrath. 24: There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and [there is] that withholdeth more than is meet, but [it tendeth] to poverty. 25: The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. 26: He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing [shall be] upon the head of him that selleth [it]. 27: He that diligently seeketh good procureth favor: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come to him. 28: He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch. 29: He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool [shall be] servant to the wise of heart. 30: The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life; and he that winneth souls [is] wise. 31: Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed upon the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.