A.18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
B.19 As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.
C.20 They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.
D.21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
22 As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
E.23 The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
F.24 There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
G.25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
F’.26 He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
E’.27 He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.
D’.28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.
C’.29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
B’.30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
A’.31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.