when no man pursues,
But the righteous are as bold as a lion.
a land revolts, it has many rulers;
But by him who has understanding and
knowledge it endures.
destitute man who oppresses the poor
a driving rain which leaves no food.
who forsake the law praise the wicked,
But those who keep the law contend with them.
men do not understand justice,
But those who aseek
Jehovah understand all things.
is a poor man who walks in his integrity
Than he who is perverse in his
ways though he is rich.
keeps the law is an understanding son,
But he who is a companion of gluttons shames his father.
who increases his substance by interest and usury
Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor.
who turns away his ear from hearing the law,
Even his prayer is an abomination.
causes the upright to go astray in an evil way
Will himself fall into his own pit,
But the perfect will inherit good.
rich man is wise in his own conceit,
But the poor man who has understanding searches him out.
the righteous triumph, there is great glory;
But when the wicked rise, men hide themselves.
who covers his transgressions will not prosper,
But whoever aconfesses
and forsakes them
will obtain mercy.
is the man who always fears,
But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.
a roaring lion and a roving bear
Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.
ruler who lacks understanding is also a great oppressor, But
he who hates unjust gain will prolong his
man who is burdened with a person’s blood 1Will
be a fugitive until death;
Let no man support him.
walks uprightly will be delivered,
But he who is perverse in his
ways will fall all at once.
who tills his land will have plenty of bread,
But he who pursues worthless things
will have plenty of poverty.
faithful man will abound with blessings,
But he who makes haste to be arich
will not go unpunished.
have respect of persons is not good,
Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress.
man who is envious hastens after wealth,
And does not know that want will come upon him.
who rebukes a man will afterward find more
Than he who flatters with the tongue.
robs his father or his mother and says,
It is no transgression,
Is the companion of a man who destroys.
greedy person stirs up contention,
But he who trusts in Jehovah will prosper.
who trusts in his own heart is a fool,
But he who walks wisely will be delivered.
to the poor man will not lack,
But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.
the wicked rise, men hide themselves;
But when they perish, the righteous increase.