¶ Better is the poor that liveth godly, than the blasphemer that is but a fool.
¶ Where no discretion is, there the soul is not well: and who so is swift on foot, stumbleth hastily.
¶ Foolishness maketh a man to go out of his way, and then is his heart unpatient against the LORD.
¶ Riches make many friends, but the poor is forsaken of his own friends.
¶ A false witness shall not remain unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
¶ The multitude hangeth upon great men, and every man favoureth him that giveth rewards. As for the poor, he is hated among all his brethren: yea his own friends forsake him, and he that giveth credence unto words, getteth nothing.
¶ He that is wise loveth his own soul: and who so hath understanding, shall prosper.
¶ A false witness shall not remain unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
¶ Delicate ease becometh not a fool, much more unseemly is it, a bond man to have the rule of princes.
¶ A wise man putteth off displeasure, and it is his honour to let some faults pass.
¶ The king's disfavour is like the roaring of a Lion, but his friendship is like the dew upon the grass.
¶ An undiscreet son is the heaviness of his father, and a brauling wife is like the top of an house, where thorow it is ever dropping.
¶ House and riches may a man have by the heritage of his elders, but a discreet woman is the gift of the LORD.
¶ Slothfulness bringeth sleep, and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
¶ Who so keepeth the commandment, keepeth his own soul: but he that regardeth not his way, shall die.
¶ He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the LORD: and look what he layeth out, it shall be paid him again.
¶ Chasten thy son while there is hope, but let not thy soul be moved to slay him.
¶ For great wrath bringeth harm, therefore let him go, and so mayest thou teach him more nurture.
¶ O give ear unto good counsel, and be content to be reformed, that thou mayest be wise here after.
¶ There are many devices in a man's heart, nevertheless the counsel of the LORD shall stond.
¶ It is a man's worship to do good, and better it is to be a poor man, than a dissembler.
¶ The fear of the LORD preserveth the life, yea it giveth plenteousness, without the visitation of any plague.
¶ A slothful body shuteth his hand into his bosom, so that he can not put it to his mouth.
¶ If thou smitest a scornful person, the ignorant shall take better heed: and if thou reprovest one that hath understanding, he will be the wiser.
¶ He that hurteth his father or shooteth out his mother, is a shameful and an unworthy son.
¶ My son heareth no more the doctrine that leadeth thee away from the words of understanding.
¶ A false witness laugheth judgement to scorn, and the mouth of the ungodly eateth up wickedness.
¶ Punishments are ordained for the scornful, and stripes for fools' backs.