¶ A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a true weight pleaseth him.
¶ Where pride is, there is shame also and confusion: but where as is lowliness, there is wisdom.
¶ The innocent dealings of the just shall lead them, but the unfaithfulness of the despisers shall be their own destruction.
¶ Riches help not in the day of vengeance, but righteousness delivereth from death.
¶ The righteousness of the innocent ordereth his way, but the ungodly shall fall in his own wickedness. The righteousness of the just shall deliver them, but the dispisers shall be taken in their own ungodliness.
¶ When an ungodly man dieth, his hope is gone, the confidence of riches shall perish.
¶ The righteous shall be delivered out of trouble, and the ungodly shall come in his stead.
¶ Thorow the mouth of the dissembler is his neighbour destroyed, but thorow knowledge shall the just be delivered.
¶ When it goeth well with the righteous, the city is merry: and when the ungodly perish, there is gladness. When the just are in wealth, the city prospereth: but when the ungodly have the rule, it decayeth.
¶ A fool bringeth up a slander of his neighbour, but a wise man will keep it secret. A dissembling person will discover privy things, but he that is of a faithful heart, will keep counsel.
¶ Where no good counsel is there the people decay: but where as are many that can give counsel, there is wealth.
¶ He that is surety for a stranger, hurteth himself: but he that meddleth not with suretyship, is sure.
¶ A gracious woman maintaineth honesty, as for the mighty, they maintain riches.
¶ He that hath a gentle liberal stomach is merciful: but who so hurteth his neighbour, is a tyrant.
¶ The labour of the ungodly prospereth not, but he that sheweth righteousness, shall receive a sure reward.
¶ Like as righteousness bringeth life: even so to cleave unto evil, bringeth death.
¶ The LORD abhorreth a fained heart, but he hath pleasure in them that are undefiled.
¶ It shall not help the wicked, though they lay all their hands together, but the seed of the righteous shall be preserved.
¶ A fair woman without discreet manners, is like a ring of gold in a swine's snout.
¶ The just labour for peace and tranquility, but the ungodly for disquietness.
¶ Some man giveth out his goods, and is richer, but the nigard (having enough) will depart from nothing, and yet is ever in poverty.
¶ He that is liberal in giving, shall have plenty: and he that watereth, shall be watered also himself.
¶ Who so hordeth up his corn, shall be cursed among the people: but blessing shall light upon his head that selleth it.
¶ He that laboureth for honesty findeth his desire: but who so seeketh after mischief, it shall happen unto him.
¶ He that trusteth in his riches shall have a fall, but the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf.
¶ Who so maketh disquietness in his own house, he shall have wind for his heritage, and the fool shall be servant to the wise.
¶ The fruit of the righteous is as the tree of life; a wise man also winneth men's souls.
¶ If the righteous be recompensed upon earth, how much more then the ungodly and the sinner?