1A wicked person flees when no one is pursuing, but the righteous are confident like a lion.
2On account of the transgression of the land, many are its rulers, but by a person with understanding and knowledge order will be prolonged.
3A poor man who oppresses the weak is like a beating rain that does not leave food.
4Those who abandon the Law praise the wicked, but those who keep the Law contend against them.
5Evil people do not understand justice, but those who are seeking Yahweh will come to understand it all.
6Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than a person who is crooked in his ways, even though he is rich.
7He who keeps the Law is a discerning son, but he who associates with those who lack restraint brings shame upon his father.
8The person who increases his wealth by interest and by profiteering collects it for the one who shows favor to the poor.
9The person who turns his ear away from listening to the Law, even his prayer is an abomination.
10The person who leads the upright astray onto an evil road will fall into his own pit, but the blameless will inherit a good thing.
11A rich person is wise in his own eyes, but the poor person with understanding sees right through him.
12When the righteous triumph,a there is great glory, but when the wicked rise up, people conceal themselves.
13The person who hides his transgressions will not prosper, but the person who confesses and forsakes them will be shown mercy.
14Blessed is the person who continually trembles before God, but the one who hardens his heart will fall into evil.
15A roaring lion and a charging bear are like a wicked person ruling over a helpless people.
16A ruler who lacks understanding commits many extortions, but the one who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.
17A person who is oppressed by shedding a person’s blood will flee until death; do not let anyone support him.
18The one who walks blamelessly will be delivered, but the one who is crooked in his ways will fall suddenly.
19The one who works his land will be satisfied with food, but the one who eagerly pursues worthless things will be “satisfied” with poverty.
20A faithful person will have many blessings, but the one who makes haste to get rich will not go unpunished.
21To show favoritism is not good, nevertheless, a person will do wrong for a piece of bread.
22A stingy personb makes haste toward wealth, but he does not know that poverty will come to him.
23One who reproves a person will find favor afterwards, more than the person who flatters with the tongue.
24The person who robs his father or his mother and says, “It is not a transgression,” he is a friend of a person who causes destruction.
25A greedy soul stirs up strife, but the person who trusts in Yahweh will be made prosperous.
26The person who trusts in his own heart—he is a fool; but the one who walks in wisdom—he will be delivered.
27The person who gives to the poor will not be in need, but the one who shuts his eyes will receive many curses.
28When the wicked rise up, people hide themselves, but when they perish, the righteous increase.