1: Better [is] the poor walking in his integrity, Than the perverse [in] his lips, who [is] a fool. 2: Also, without knowledge the soul [is] not good, And the hasty in feet is sinning. 3: The folly of man perverteth his way, And against Jehovah is his heart wroth. 4: Wealth addeth many friends, And the poor from his neighbour is separated. 5: A false witness is not acquitted, Whoso breatheth out lies is not delivered. 6: Many entreat the face of the noble, And all have made friendship to a man of gifts. 7: All the brethren of the poor have hated him, Surely also his friends have been far from him, He is pursuing words -- they are not! 8: Whoso is getting heart is loving his soul, He is keeping understanding to find good. 9: A false witness is not acquitted, And whoso breatheth out lies perisheth. 10: Luxury is not comely for a fool, Much less for a servant to rule among princes. 11: The wisdom of a man hath deferred his anger, And his glory [is] to pass over transgression. 12: The wrath of a king [is] a growl as of a young lion, And as dew on the herb his good-will. 13: A calamity to his father [is] a foolish son, And the contentions of a wife [are] a continual dropping. 14: House and wealth [are] the inheritance of fathers, And from Jehovah [is] an understanding wife. 15: Sloth causeth deep sleep to fall, And an indolent soul doth hunger. 16: Whoso is keeping the command is keeping his soul, Whoso is despising His ways dieth. 17: Whoso is lending [to] Jehovah is favouring the poor, And his deed He repayeth to him. 18: Chastise thy son, for there is hope, And to put him to death lift not up thy soul. 19: A man of great wrath is bearing punishment, For, if thou dost deliver, yet again thou dost add. 20: Hear counsel and receive instruction, So that thou art wise in thy latter end. 21: Many [are] the purposes in a man's heart, And the counsel of Jehovah it standeth. 22: The desirableness of a man [is] his kindness, And better [is] the poor than a liar. 23: The fear of Jehovah [is] to life, And satisfied he remaineth -- he is not charged with evil. 24: The slothful hath hidden his hand in a dish, Even unto his mouth he bringeth it not back. 25: A scorner smite, and the simple acts prudently, And give reproof to the intelligent, He understandeth knowledge. 26: Whoso is spoiling a father causeth a mother to flee, A son causing shame, and bringing confusion. 27: Cease, my son, to hear instruction -- To err from sayings of knowledge. 28: A worthless witness scorneth judgment, And the mouth of the wicked swalloweth iniquity. 29: Judgments have been prepared for scorners, And stripes for the back of fools!