The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.
Those who forsake instruction praise the wicked, but those who heed it resist them.
Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the Lord understand it fully.
Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse.
Whoever increases wealth by taking interest or profit from the poor amasses it for another, who will be kind to the poor.
If anyone turns a deaf ear to my instruction, even their prayers are detestable.
Whoever leads the upright along an evil path will fall into their own trap, but the blameless will receive a good inheritance,
When the righteous triumph, there is great elation;
but when the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding.
Whoever rebukes a person will in the end gain favor rather than one who has a flattering tongue.
The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.
Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.
Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.