1: A false balance is an abomination to Yahweh, But accurate weights are his delight. 2: When pride comes, then comes shame, But with humility comes wisdom. 3: The integrity of the upright shall guide them, But the perverseness of the treacherous shall destroy them. 4: Riches don't profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death. 5: The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way, But the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. 6: The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them, But the unfaithful will be trapped by evil desires. 7: When a wicked man dies, hope perishes, And expectation of power comes to nothing. 8: The righteous is delivered out of trouble, And the wicked takes his place. 9: With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, But the righteous will be delivered through knowledge. 10: When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices. 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: One who despises his neighbor is void of wisdom, But a man of understanding holds his peace. 13: One who brings gossip betrays a confidence, But one who is of a trustworthy spirit is one who keeps a secret. 14: Where there is no wise guidance, the nation falls, But in the multitude of counselors there is victory. 15: He who is collateral for a stranger will suffer for it, But he who refuses pledges of collateral is secure. 16: A gracious woman obtains honor, But violent men obtain riches. 17: The merciful man does good to his own soul, But he who is cruel troubles his own flesh. 18: The wicked earns deceitful wages, But he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward. 19: He who is truly righteous gets life. He who pursues evil gets death. 20: Those who are perverse in heart are an abomination to Yahweh, But those whose ways are blameless are his delight. 21: Most assuredly, the evil man will not be unpunished, But the seed of the righteous will be delivered. 22: Like a gold ring in a pig's snout, Is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion. 23: The desire of the righteous is only good. The expectation of the wicked is wrath. 24: There is one who scatters, and increases yet more. There is one who withholds more than is appropriate, but gains poverty. 25: The liberal soul shall be made fat. He who waters shall be watered also himself. 26: He who withholds grain, the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it. 27: He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, But he who searches after evil, it shall come to him. 28: He who trusts in his riches will fall, But the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf. 29: He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind. The foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart. 30: The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life. He who is wise wins souls. 31: Behold, the righteous shall be repaid in the earth; How much more the wicked and the sinner!