1 A good
name is rather to be chosen than great
and loving favour rather than silver and
2 The rich and poor meet together:
the LORD is the maker of them all.
3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil,
and hideth himself:
but the simple pass on,
and are punished.
4 By humility and the fear of the LORD
and honour, and life.
5 Thorns and snares are in the way of
he that doth keep his soul shall be far
6 Train up a child in the way he should
and when he is old,
he will not depart from it.
7 The rich ruleth over the poor,
and the borrower is servant to the
8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap
and the rod of his anger shall fail.
9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be
for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
10 Cast out the scorner,
and contention shall go out;
strife and reproach shall cease.
11 He that loveth pureness of heart,
for the grace of his lips the king shall
be his friend.
12 The eyes of the LORD preserve
and he overthroweth the words of the
13 The slothful man saith,
There is a lion without,
I shall be slain in the streets.
14 The mouth of strange women is a deep
he that is abhorred of the LORD shall
15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of
but the rod of correction shall drive it
far from him.
16 He that oppresseth the poor to
increase his riches,
and he that giveth to the rich, shall
surely come to want.
17 Bow down thine ear,
and hear the words of the wise,
and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.
18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou
keep them within thee;
they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.
19 That thy trust may be in the LORD,
I have made known to thee this day,
even to thee.
20 Have not I written to thee excellent
in counsels and knowledge,
21 That I might make thee know the
certainty of the words of truth;
that thou mightest answer the words of
to them that send unto thee?
22 Rob not the poor,
because he is poor:
neither oppress the afflicted in the
23 For the LORD will plead their cause,
and spoil the soul of those that spoiled
24 Make no friendship with an angry man;
and with a furious man thou shalt not
25 Lest thou learn his ways,
and get a snare to thy soul.
26 Be not thou one of them that strike
or of them that are sureties for debts.
27 If thou hast nothing to pay,
why should he take away thy bed from
28 Remove not the ancient landmark,
which thy fathers have set.
29 Seest thou a man diligent in his
he shall stand before kings;
he shall not stand before mean men.
Scripture taken from the Holy Bible,
King James Version of 1611