1A name is to be chosen rather than abundant riches; favor is better than even silver and gold.
2The rich one and the one of little means have met each other. The Maker of them all is Jehovah.
3Shrewd is the one that has seen the calamity and proceeds to conceal himself, but the inexperienced have passed along and must suffer the penalty.
4The result of humility [and] the fear of Jehovah is riches and glory and life.
5Thorns [and] traps are in the way of the crooked one; he that is guarding his soul keeps far away from them.
6Train up a boy according to the way for him; even when he grows old he will not turn aside from it.
7The rich is the one that rules over those of little means, and the borrower is servant to the man doing the lending.
8He that is sowing unrighteousness will reap what is hurtful, but the very rod of his fury will come to its end.
9He that is kindly in eye will be blessed, for he has given of his food to the lowly one.
10Drive away the ridiculer, that contention may go out and that legal contest and dishonor may cease.
11The one loving purity of heart—for the charm of his lips the king will be his companion.
12The eyes of Jehovah himself have safeguarded knowledge, but he subverts the words of the treacherous one.
13The lazy one has said: “There is a lion outside! In the midst of the public squares I shall be murdered!”
14The mouth of strange women is a deep pit. The one denounced by Jehovah will fall into it.
15Foolishness is tied up with the heart of a boy; the rod of discipline is what will remove it far from him.
16He that is defrauding the lowly one to supply many things to himself, he also that is giving to the rich one, is surely destined for want.
17Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise ones, that you may apply your very heart to my knowledge.18For it is pleasant that you should keep them in your belly, that they may be firmly established together upon your lips.
19For your confidence to come to be in Jehovah himself I have given you knowledge today, even you.
24Do not have companionship with anyone given to anger; and with a man having fits of rage you must not enter in,25that you may not get familiar with his paths and certainly take a snare for your soul.
28Do not move back a boundary of long ago, which your forefathers have made.
29Have you beheld a man skillful in his work? Before kings is where he will station himself; he will not station himself before commonplace men.