¶ The ungodly flyeth no man chasing him, but the righteous stondeth stiff as a lion.
¶ Because of sin the land doth oft change her prince: but thorow men of understanding and wisdom a realm endureth long.
¶ One poor man oppressing another by violence, is like a continual rain that destroyeth the fruit.
¶ They that forsake the law, praise the ungodly: but such as keep the law, abhor them.
¶ Wicked men discern not the thing that is right, but they that seek after the LORD, discuss all things.
¶ A poor man leading a godly life, is better than the rich that goeth in froward ways.
¶ Whoso keepeth the law, is a child of understanding: but he that feedeth riotous men, shameth his father.
¶ Who so increaseth his riches by vantage and winning, let him gather them to help the poor withal.
¶ He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, his prayer shall be abhorred.
¶ Who so leadeth the righteous in to an evil way, shall fall into his own pit, but the just shall have the good in possession.
¶ The rich man thinketh himself to be wise, but the poor that hath understanding, can perceive him well enough.
¶ When righteous men are in prosperity, then doth honour flourish: but when the ungodly come up, the state of men changeth.
¶ He that hideth his sins, shall not prosper: but who so knowledgeth them and forsaketh them, shall have mercy.
¶ Well is him that stondeth alway in awe: as for him that hardeneth his heart, he shall fall into mischief.
¶ Like as a roaring lion and an hungry bear, even so is an ungodly prince over the poor people.
¶ Where the prince is without understanding, there is great oppression and wrong: but if he be such one as hateth covetousness, he shall long reign.
¶ He that by violence sheddeth any man's blood, shall be a runagate unto his grave, and no man shall be able to succor him.
¶ Who so leadeth a godly and an innocent life, shall be safe: but he that goeth froward ways, shall once have a fall.
¶ He that tilleth his land, shall have plenteousness of bread: but he that followeth idleness, shall have poverty enough.
¶ A faithful man is greatly to be commended, but he that maketh too much haste for to be rich, shall not be unguilty.
¶ To have respect of persons in judgement is not good: And why? he will do wrong, yea even for a piece of bread.
¶ He that will be rich all too soon, hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
¶ He that rebuketh a man, shall find more favour at the last, than he that flattereth him.
¶ Who so robbeth his father and mother, and sayeth it is no sin: the same is like unto a murderer.
¶ He that is of a proud stomach, stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD, shall be well fed.
¶ He that trusteth in his own heart, is a fool: but he that dealeth wisely, shall be safe.
¶ He that giveth unto the poor, shall not want: but he that turneth away his eyes from such as be in necessity, shall suffer great poverty himself.
¶ When the ungodly are come up, men are fain to hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.