Balances of deceit are an abomination to Jehovah, And
a perfect weight is His delight.
Pride hath come, and shame cometh, And with the lowly is
The integrity of the upright leadeth them, And the
perverseness of the treacherous destroyeth them.
Wealth profiteth not in a day of wrath, And righteousness
delivereth from death.
The righteousness of the perfect maketh right his way, And
by his wickedness doth the wicked fall.
The righteousness of the upright delivereth them, And in
mischief the treacherous are captured.
In the death of a wicked man, hope perisheth, And the
expectation of the iniquitous hath been lost.
The righteous from distress is drawn out, And the wicked
goeth in instead of him.
With the mouth a hypocrite corrupteth his friend, And by
knowledge the righteous are drawn out.
In the good of the righteous a city exulteth, And in the
destruction of the wicked is singing.
By the blessing of the upright is a city exalted, And by the
mouth of the wicked thrown down.
Whoso is despising his neighbour lacketh heart, And a man of
understanding keepeth silence.
A busybody is revealing secret counsel, And the faithful of
spirit is covering the matter.
Without counsels do a people fall, And deliverance is
in a multitude of counsellors.
Evil one suffereth when he hath been surety for
a stranger, And whoso is hating suretyship is confident.
A gracious woman retaineth honour, And terrible men
A kind man is rewarding his own soul, And the fierce is
troubling his own flesh.
The wicked is getting a lying wage, And whoso is sowing
righteousness -- a true reward.
Rightly is righteousness for life, And whoso is
pursuing evil -- for his own death.
An abomination to Jehovah are the perverse of heart,
And the perfect of the way are His delight.
Hand to hand, the wicked is not acquitted, And the seed of
the righteous hath escaped.
A ring of gold in the nose of a sow -- A fair woman and
stubborn of behaviour.
The desire of the righteous is only good, The hope of
the wicked is transgression.
There is who is scattering, and yet is increased, And who is
keeping back from uprightness, only to want.
A liberal soul is made fat, And whoso is watering, he also
Whoso is withholding corn, the people execrate him, And a
blessing is for the head of him who is selling.
Whoso is earnestly seeking good Seeketh a pleasing thing,
And whoso is seeking evil -- it meeteth him.
Whoso is confident in his wealth he falleth, And as a leaf,
the righteous flourish.
Whoso is troubling his own house inheriteth wind, And a
servant is the fool to the wise of heart.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And
whoso is taking souls is wise.
Lo, the righteous in the earth is recompensed, Surely also
the wicked and the sinner!