1. The wicked flee when no man pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
2. Because of the transgression of a land, many are its rulers, but with a man of understanding and knowledge the state shall be prolonged.
3. A poor man who oppresses the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaves no food.
4. Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law contend against them.
5. Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand all things.
6. Better is the poor who walks in his uprightness than he who is perverse in his ways, though he is rich.
7. Whoever keeps the law is a wise son, but a companion of riotous men shames his father.
8. He who increases his wealth by interest and unjust gain, he shall gather it for him who will pity the poor.
9. He who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be an abomination.
10. Whoever causes the righteous man to go astray in an evil way, he himself shall fall into his own pit, but the upright shall inherit good.
11. The rich man is wise in his own conceit, but the poor man who has understanding will find him out.
12. When the righteous triumph, there is great glory; but when the wicked arise, men hide themselves.
13. He who covers his sins shall not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.
14. Blessed is the man who fears always, but he who hardens his heart shall fall into mischief.
15. Like a roaring lion and a ranging bear, so is a wicked ruler over the helpless people.
16. A ruler lacking understanding is also a great oppressor; he who hates covetousness shall prolong his days.
17. A man who is laden with human blood, let him be a fugitive until the grave; do not let anyone help him.
18. Whoever walks uprightly shall be saved, but he who is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
20. A faithful man shall overflow with blessings, but he who makes haste to be rich shall not be unpunished.
21. To have respect of persons is not good; yea, for a piece of bread a man will transgress.
22. He who hastens to be rich has an evil eye and does not know that poverty will come upon him.
23. He who rebukes a man shall afterwards find more favor than he who flatters with the tongue.
24. Whoever robs his father or his mother and says, “It is no sin,” he shall be a companion to a destroyer.
25. He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife, but he who puts his trust in the LORD shall be enriched.
26. He who trusts in his own heart is a fool; but whoever walks wisely, he shall be delivered.
28. When the wicked arise, a man hides himself; but when they perish, the righteous increase.
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