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1Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who has twisted lips and is rich.
  2It is not good to have a desire without knowledge, and one who makes haste with his feet commits sin.
  3A person’s foolishness subverts his road, but his heart rages against Yahweh.
  4Wealth will add many friends, but a poor person will be separated from his friend.
  5A false witness will not go unpunished, and the one who tells lies will not escape.
  6Many will entreat the favora of a generous personb, and everyone is a friend to a person who gives gifts.
  7All the brothers of a poor person hate him; indeed, how much more does his friend who distances himself from him. He eagerly pursues him with words, but they are of no avail.
  8The one who gets good sense loves his own soul; the one who safeguards discernment will find good.
  9A false witness will not go unpunished, and the one who tells lies will perish.
  10Luxury is not fitting for a fool; indeed, how much less fitting for a servant to rule over princes.
  11A person’s good judgment makes him slow to anger, and it is his honor to overlook an offense.
  12The king’s rage is like the growl of a lion, but his favor is like the dew upon the grass.
  13A foolish son brings destruction to his father, and the contentions of a wife are like a constantly leaking roof.
  14A house and wealth are the inheritance from fathers, but an insightful wife is from Yahweh.
  15Laziness causes one to fall into deep sleep, and the idle personc will go hungry.
  16The one who keeps the commandment watches over his life,d but the one who has contempt for his road will be killed.
  17The one who shows favor to a poor person lends to Yahweh, and he will repay him according to his good work.
  18Correct your son, for there is hope, and do not be intente on causing his death.
  19A person with great anger will bear the penalty, surely, if you deliver him, then you will do it again and again.
  20Listen to counsel and accept discipline in order that you may be wise in your latter days.
  21Many plans are in a person’s heart, but Yahweh’s counsel itself will stand.
  22A person’s wicked desire is his shame, and it is better to be poor than one who tells lies.
  23The fear of Yahweh leads to life, and the one who has it will sleep satisfied through the night and not be visited by evil.
  24The lazy person buries his hand in the dish; indeed, he will not bring it back to his mouth.
  25Strike a mocker and a naïve person will act prudently, and if you reprove the one who has understanding, he will discern knowledge.
  26He who assaults his father and drives his mother away is a shameful and disgraceful son.
  27My son, cease listening to teaching and you will go astray from words of knowledge.
  28A witness of Belial mocks justice, and the mouth of criminals devours wickedness.
  29Judgments have been prepared for mockers, and beatings have been prepared for the backs of fools.
 


a[6]
Lit. “face.”
b[6]
Or, “a noble.”
c[15]
Heb. is nephesh, “soul,” here put for an individual person.
d[16]
Heb. is nephesh, “soul,” here put for a person’s life.
e[18]
Lit. “lift up your soul”

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