1 A deceitful scale is an abomination to Jehovah, but a perfect weight stone is His
2 Pride comes, then comes shame; but with the lowly is wisdom.
3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the perversity of traitors shall destroy
4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
5 The righteousness of the perfect shall make his way right, but the wicked shall fall by
his own wickedness.
6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them, but traitors shall be taken in their
7 In the death of a wicked man, his expectation shall perish, and the hope of the wicked
8 The righteous is delivered from distress, and the wicked goes in instead of him.
9 The hypocrite destroys his neighbor with his mouth, but the just is delivered through
10 When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; and when the wicked perish, there is
11 A city is exalted by the blessing of the upright, but by the mouth of the wicked it is
12 One who despises his neighbor is without heart, but a man of understanding keeps
13 One who goes around with slander reveals secrets, but the faithful spirit keeps the
14 In the absence of counsel the people fall, but there is safety in the abundance of
15 He who is surety for a stranger will suffer, but he who hates striking of hands is
16 A gracious woman holds on to honor, and ruthless men hold on to riches.
17 A merciful man does good to his own soul, but the cruel troubles his own flesh.
18 The wicked does deceitful work, but one sowing righteousness receives honest
19 As righteousness leads to life, so the one pursuing evil does so to his own death.
20 Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to Jehovah, but the perfect in
their way are His delight.
21 Though hand join to hand, the wicked shall not be held innocent, but the seed of the
righteous shall be delivered.
22 As a ring of gold in a swine's snout, so is a beautiful woman who has turned aside
23 The desire of the righteous is only good, but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
24 There is one who scatters, yet increases more; but the one who withholds more than
is right, tends to poverty.
25 The blessed soul will be made fat; he who waters shall also be watered himself.
26 He who holds back grain, the people curse him; but a blessing is on the head of him
who sells it.
27 He who diligently seeks good seeks favor; but he who inquires after evil, it shall
come to him.
28 He who trusts in his riches shall fall, but the righteous shall sprout like foliage.
29 He who troubles his own house inherits the wind; and the fool is servant to the wise
30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he who leads souls is wise.
31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed on the earth; much more the wicked and