1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bolde as a lyon.
2 For the transgression of a land, many are the princes thereof: but by a man of vnderstanding and knowledge the state thereof shall bee prolonged.
3 A poore man that oppresseth the poore, is like a sweeping raine which leaueth no food.
4 They that forsake the law, praise the wicked: but such as keepe the Law, contend with them.
5 Euill men vnderstand not iudgement: but they that seeke the Lord, vnderstand all things.
6 Better is the poore that walketh in his vprightnesse, then he that is peruerse in his wayes, though he be rich.
7 Whoso keepeth the law, is a wise sonne: but he that is a companion of riotous men, shameth his father.
8 He that by vsurie and vniust gaine increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that wil pity the poore.
9 He that turneth away his eare from hearing the law, euen his prayer shalbe abomination.
10 Who so causeth the righteous to goe astray in an euill way, he shall fall himselfe into his owne pit: but the vpright shall haue good things in possession.
11 The rich man is wise in his owne conceit: but the poore that hath vnderstanding searcheth him out.
12 When righteous men do reioyce, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
13 He that couereth his sinnes, shall not prosper: but who so confesseth and forsaketh them, shall haue mercie.
14 Happy is the man that feareth always: but he that hardeneth his heart, shall fall into mischiefe.
15 As a roaring lyon and a ranging beare: so is a wicked ruler ouer the poore people.
16 The prince that wanteth vnderstanding, is also a great oppressour: but he that hateth couetousnesse, shall prolong his dayes.
17 A man that doth violence to the blood of any person, shall flie to the pit, let no man stay him.
18 Whoso walketh vprightly, shall be saued: but he that is peruerse in his wayes, shall fall at once.
19 He that tilleth his land, shal haue plentie of bread: but he that followeth after vaine persons, shall haue pouerty enough.
20 A faithfull man shall abound with blessings: but hee that maketh haste to be rich, shall not be innocent.
21 To haue respect of persons, is not good: for, for a piece of bread that man will transgresse.
22 He that hasteth to bee rich, hath an euill eye, and considereth not that pouerty shall come vpon him.
23 He that rebuketh a man, afterwards shall find more fauour, then he that flattereth with the tongue.
24 Who so robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, it is no transgression, the same is the companion of a destroyer.
25 He that is of a proud heart, stirreth vp strife: but he that putteth his trust in the Lord, shalbe made fat.
26 Hee that trusteth in his owne heart, is a foole: but who so walketh wisely, he shall be deliuered.
27 He that giueth vnto the poore, shall not lacke: but he that hideth his eyes, shall haue many a curse.
28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselues: but when they perish, the righteous increase.