1: A name is chosen rather than much wealth, Than silver and than gold -- good grace. 2: Rich and poor have met together, The Maker of them all [is] Jehovah. 3: The prudent hath seen the evil, and is hidden, And the simple have passed on, and are punished. 4: The end of humility [is] the fear of Jehovah, Riches, and honour, and life. 5: Thorns -- snares [are] in the way of the perverse, Whoso is keeping his soul is far from them. 6: Give instruction to a youth about his way, Even when he is old he turneth not from it. 7: The rich over the poor ruleth, And a servant [is] the borrower to the lender. 8: Whoso is sowing perverseness reapeth sorrow, And the rod of his anger weareth out. 9: The good of eye -- he is blessed, For he hath given of his bread to the poor. 10: Cast out a scorner -- and contention goeth out, And strife and shame cease. 11: Whoso is loving cleanness of heart, Grace [are] his lips, a king [is] his friend. 12: The eyes of Jehovah have kept knowledge, And He overthroweth the words of the treacherous. 13: The slothful hath said, 'A lion [is] without, In the midst of the broad places I am slain.' 14: A deep pit [is] the mouth of strange women, The abhorred of Jehovah falleth there. 15: Folly is bound up in the heart of a youth, The rod of chastisement putteth it far from him. 16: He is oppressing the poor to multiply to him, He is giving to the rich -- only to want. 17: Incline thine ear, and hear words of the wise, And thy heart set to my knowledge, 18: For they are pleasant when thou dost keep them in thy heart, They are prepared together for thy lips. 19: That thy trust may be in Jehovah, I caused thee to know to-day, even thou. 20: Have I not written to thee three times With counsels and knowledge? 21: To cause thee to know the certainty of sayings of truth, To return sayings of truth to those sending thee. 22: Rob not the poor because he [is] poor, And bruise not the afflicted in the gate. 23: For Jehovah pleadeth their cause, And hath spoiled the soul of their spoilers. 24: Shew not thyself friendly with an angry man, And with a man of fury go not in, 25: Lest thou learn his paths, And have received a snare to thy soul. 26: Be not thou among those striking hands, Among sureties [for] burdens. 27: If thou hast nothing to pay, Why doth he take thy bed from under thee? 28: Remove not a border of olden times, That thy fathers have made. 29: Hast thou seen a man speedy in his business? Before kings he doth station himself, He stations not himself before obscure men!