and one who is in haste with his feet goes wrong.
3 A man’s ignorance muddles his affairs
and he flies out against Jehovah.
4 Possessions add many friends;
but a poor man is parted from the friend he has.
5 A false witness will not be held guiltless
nor a lie-blower come off scot-free.
6 Many curry favor with a nobleman,
and everybody is friend to a free giver.
much more do his friends get far away from him.
One who does much evil will achieve disaster,
and one who rebels against words will not come off safe.
8 One who invests in brains loves his life;
one who takes care for intelligence is going to find good.
9 A false witness will not be held guiltless
and a lie-blower will perish.
10 Luxury is not befitting for a fool;
much less is ruling over generals for a slave.
and to pass over offenses is an adornment to him.
12 A king’s displeasure is a growl like a two-year-old lion’s, and his approval is like dew on herbage.
13 A foolish son is a catastrophe to his father,
and a woman’s wrangles are a steadily dribbling leak in the roof.
14 A house and goods are an inheritance from parents,
but a wife who minds her business is from Jehovah.
and one who slights his courses will come to his death.
17 One who does a kindness to a poor man is lending to Jehovah, and he will pay him back in kind.
18 Chastise your son, because there is a hope,
and do not expect to kill him.
for if you interfere you make things still worse.
20 Listen to advice and accept instruction,
in order that you may be wise in future.
21 A man has plenty of ideas in his mind,
but Jehovah’s plan is what stands.
24 An idler has buried his hand in the dish,
will not even bring it back to his mouth.
25 You give a cynic a beating, and a simpleton grows shrewder; one admonishes a man of sense, and he sees the point.
27 Beware, my son, of listening to instruction
to err from ways of knowledge.
and wrong-doers’ mouths stream villainy.