¶ A good name is more worth than great riches, and loving favour is better than silver and gold.
¶ Whether riches or poverty do meet us, it cometh all of GOD.
¶ A wise man seeth the plague and hideth himself, but the foolish go on still and are punished.
¶ The end of lowliness and the fear of GOD, is riches, honour, prosperity and health.
¶ Spears and snares are in the way of the froward, but he that will keep his soul, let him flee from such.
¶ If thou teachest a child in his youth what way he should go, he shall not leave it when he is old.
¶ The rich ruleth the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
¶ He that soweth wickedness shall reap sorrow, and the rod of his plague shall destroy him.
¶ A loving eye shall be blessed, for he giveth of his bread unto the poor.
¶ Cast out the scornful man, and so shall strife go out with him, yea variance and slander shall cease.
¶ Who so delighteth to be of a clean heart and of gracious lips, the king shall be his friend.
¶ The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, but as for the words of the despiteful, he bringeth them to naught.
¶ The slothful body sayeth: There is a lion without, I might be slain in the street.
¶ The mouth of an harlot is a deep pit, wherein he falleth that the LORD is angry withal.
¶ Foolishness sticketh in the heart of the lad, but the rod of correction driveth it away.
¶ Who so doth a poor man wrong to increase his own riches, giveth (commonly) unto the rich, and at the last cometh to poverty himself.
¶ My son, bow down thine ear, and harken unto the words of wisdom, apply thy mind unto my doctrine: for it is a pleasant thing if thou keep it in thine heart, and practice it in thy mouth: that thou mayest alway put thy trust in the LORD. Have not I warned thee very oft with counsel and learning? That I might shew thee the truth and that thou with the verity mightest answer them that lay anything against thee?
¶ See that thou rob not the poor because he is weak, and oppress not the simple in judgement: for the LORD himself will defend their cause, and do violence unto them that have used violence.
¶ Make no friendship with an angry willful man, and keep no company with the furious: lest thou learn his ways, and receive hurt unto thy soul.
¶ Be not thou one of them that bind their hand upon promise, and are surety for debt: for if thou hast nothing to pay, they shall take away thy bed from under thee.
¶ Thou shalt not remove the landmark, which thy fore elders have set.
¶ Seest thou not, that they which be diligent in their business stond before kings, and not among the simple people?