1. A false balance [is] abomination to the LORD: but a just weight [is] his delight.

2. [When] pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly [is] wisdom.

3. The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

4. Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

5. The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

6. The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in [their own] naughtiness.

7. When a wicked man dieth, [his] expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust [men] perisheth.

8. The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

9. An hypocrite with [his] mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

10. When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, [there is] shouting.

11. By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

12. He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

13. A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

14. Where no counsel [is], the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors [there is] safety.

15. He that is surety for a stranger shall smart [for it]: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.

16. A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong [men] retain riches.

17. The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but [he that is] cruel troubleth his own flesh.

18. The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness [shall be] a sure reward.

19. As righteousness [tendeth] to life: so he that pursueth evil [pursueth it] to his own death.

20. They that are of a froward heart [are] abomination to the LORD: but [such as are] upright in [their] way [are] his delight.

21. [Though] hand [join] in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

22. [As] a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, [so is] a fair woman which is without discretion.

23. The desire of the righteous [is] only good: [but] the expectation of the wicked [is] wrath.

24. There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and [there is] that withholdeth more than is meet, but [it tendeth] to poverty.

25. The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

26. He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing [shall be] upon the head of him that selleth [it].

27. He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

28. He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

29. He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool [shall be] servant to the wise of heart.

30. The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life; and he that winneth souls [is] wise.

31. Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

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A humildade e a caridade são as “cordas mestras”. Todas as outras virtudes dependem delas. Uma é a mais baixa; a outra é a mais alta. ( P.e Pio ) São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina


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