A (10) Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.
B (11) The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.
C (12) When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man <0120> is hidden.
D (13) He that covereth his sins shall not prosper:
but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
C1 (14) Happy is the man <0120> that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
B1 (15,16) As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people. The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.
A1 (17,18) A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him. Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
A (2) When the righteous are in authority <07235>, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
B (3) Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.
C (4) The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
D (5,6) A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet. In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
E (7) The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
F (8,9) Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath. If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.
G (10) The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.
F1 (11) A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
E1 (12) If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.
D1 (13) The poor and the deceitful man meet together: Yahweh lighteneth both their eyes.
C1 (14) The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.
B1 (15) The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
A1 (16) When the wicked are multiplied <07235>, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.
A (22) Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of Yahweh.
B (23) The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
C (24) A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
B1 (1) Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
A1 (2) Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
A (28) The heart of the righteous studieth to answer:
B (28) but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
C (29) Yahweh is far from the wicked:
but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
D (30) The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart:
and a good report maketh the bones fat.
E (31,32) The ear that heareth the reproof of life
abideth among the wise.
He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul:
but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding<03820>.
F(33) The fear of Yahweh is the instruction of wisdom;
and before honour is humility.
E’ (1) The preparations of the heart <03820> in man,
and the answer of the tongue, is from Yahweh.
D’ (2,3) All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes;
but the Yahweh weigheth the spirits.
Commit thy works unto Yahweh,
and thy thoughts shall be established.
C’ (4) Yahweh hath made all things for himself:
yea, even the wicked
B’ (4) for the day of evil.
A’ (5) Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to Yahweh: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
A (8) Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
B (9) Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser:
C (9) teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
D (10) The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
C1 (11) For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.
B1 (12) If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself:
A1 (12) but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.