Jubilee Bible 2000
19 ¶ Better is the poor that walks in his integrity than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool.
2 ¶ That the soul be without wisdom is not good, and he that hastens with his feet sins.
3 ¶ The foolishness of man perverts his way, and his heart is wroth against the LORD.
4 ¶ Wealth makes many friends, but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
5 ¶ A false witness shall not go unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall not escape.
6 ¶ Many will intreat the favour of the prince, but every man is a friend to him that gives.
7 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.
8 ¶ He that gets wisdom loves his own soul; he keeps intelligence that he might find that which is good.
9 ¶ 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.