1: Wine [is] a scorner -- strong drink [is] noisy, And any going astray in it is not wise. 2: The fear of a king [is] a growl as of a young lion, He who is causing him to be wroth is wronging his soul. 3: An honour to a man is cessation from strife, And every fool intermeddleth. 4: Because of winter the slothful plougheth not, He asketh in harvest, and there is nothing. 5: Counsel in the heart of a man [is] deep water, And a man of understanding draweth it up. 6: A multitude of men proclaim each his kindness, And a man of stedfastness who doth find? 7: The righteous is walking habitually in his integrity, O the happiness of his sons after him! 8: A king sitting on a throne of judgment, Is scattering with his eyes all evil, 9: Who saith, 'I have purified my heart, I have been cleansed from my sin?' 10: A stone and a stone, an ephah and an ephah, Even both of them [are] an abomination to Jehovah. 11: Even by his actions a youth maketh himself known, Whether his work be pure or upright. 12: A hearing ear, and a seeing eye, Jehovah hath made even both of them. 13: Love not sleep, lest thou become poor, Open thine eyes -- be satisfied [with] bread. 14: 'Bad, bad,' saith the buyer, And going his way then he boasteth himself. 15: Substance, gold, and a multitude of rubies, Yea, a precious vessel, [are] lips of knowledge. 16: Take his garment when a stranger hath been surety, And for strangers pledge it. 17: Sweet to a man [is] the bread of falsehood, And afterwards is his mouth filled [with] gravel. 18: Purposes by counsel thou dost establish, And with plans make thou war. 19: A revealer of secret counsels is the busybody, And for a deceiver [with] his lips make not thyself surety. 20: Whoso is vilifying his father and his mother, Extinguished is his lamp in blackness of darkness. 21: An inheritance gotten wrongly at first, Even its latter end is not blessed. 22: Do not say, 'I recompense evil,' Wait for Jehovah, and He delivereth thee. 23: An abomination to Jehovah [are] a stone and a stone, And balances of deceit [are] not good. 24: From Jehovah [are] the steps of a man, And man -- how understandeth he his way? 25: A snare to a man [is] he hath swallowed a holy thing, And after vows to make inquiry. 26: A wise king is scattering the wicked, And turneth back on them the wheel. 27: The breath of man [is] a lamp of Jehovah, Searching all the inner parts of the heart. 28: Kindness and truth keep a king, And he hath supported by kindness his throne. 29: The beauty of young men is their strength, And the honour of old men is grey hairs. 30: The bandages of a wound thou removest with the evil, Also the plagues of the inner parts of the heart!