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19 ¶ Better is the poor that walks in his integrity than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool.

That the soul be without wisdom is not good, and he that hastens with his feet sins.

¶ The foolishness of man perverts his way, and his heart is wroth against the LORD.

¶ Wealth makes many friends, but the poor is separated from his neighbour.

¶ A false witness shall not go unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall not escape.

¶ Many will intreat the favour of the prince, but every man is a friend to him that gives.

All the brethren of the poor hate him; how much more shall his friends separate themselves from him? He shall seek their friendship and not find it.

¶ He that gets wisdom loves his own soul; he keeps intelligence that he might find that which is good.

¶ The false witness shall not go unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall perish.

10 ¶ Delight is not suitable for a fool; much less for a slave to have rule over princes.

11 ¶ The discretion of a man defers his anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

12 ¶ The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion, but his favour is as dew upon the grass.

13 ¶ A foolish son is a pain unto his father, and the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping.

14 ¶ House and riches are the inheritance from fathers, but the prudent wife is from the LORD.

15 ¶ Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and the negligent soul shall suffer hunger.

16 ¶ He that keeps the commandment keeps his own soul, but he that despises his ways shall die.

17 ¶ He that gives unto the poor lends unto the LORD, and he will give him his reward.

18 ¶ Chasten thy son while there is hope, but do not stir up thy soul to destroy him.

19 ¶ A man of great wrath shall suffer the consequences, for even if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.

20 ¶ Hear counsel, and receive chastening that thou may be wise in thy old age.

21 There are many thoughts in the heart of man; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD shall stand.

22 ¶ Contentment is unto men to show mercy, but it is better to do it unto the poor than to the liar.

23 ¶ The fear of the LORD is unto life, and he that has it shall live satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

24 ¶ The slothful man hides his hand in his bosom and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

25 ¶ Smite a scorner, and the simple will become prudent, and reproving one that has understanding, he will understand knowledge.

26 ¶ He that steals from his father and chases away his mother is a son that causes shame and brings reproach.

27 ¶ Cease, my son, to hear the teaching that induces one to deviate from the reasons of wisdom.

28 ¶ A witness of Belial shall scorn judgment, and the mouth of the wicked shall cover iniquity.

29 ¶ Judgments are prepared for scorners and stripes for the back of fools.

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