1. He who holds himself aloof follows his own whims and is annoyed at others' advice.
2. The fool does not relish reflection but only the airing of his own views.
3. When the wicked come, scorn also comes, and offense brings shame.
4. Man's words are like deep waters; an overflowing torrent is the fountain of wisdom.
5. It is not good to give consideration to the wicked or to harm the virtuous when giving judgment.
6. The fool's lips cause disputes and his mouth attracts blows.
7. The fool's mouth is his undoing; his lips will ensnare his life.
8. The gossiper's words are tasty mouthfuls which go right to the bottom of the stomach.
9. He who dawdles at work is a brother of the destroyer.
10. Yahweh's name is a strong tower, the virtuous rely on it and are safe.
11. The rich man's wealth is his fortress; he relies on it as on a high wall.
12. Before its downfall, the heart is wrapped in pride; while humility goes before honor.
13. To argue before listening to the facts shows stupidity which leads to disgrace.
14. The spirit of man sustains him when ill but who will lift the one of broken spirit?
15. The discerning heart obtains wisdom, the ear of the wise searches out knowledge.
16. A present opens all doors to you and brings you into the company of the powerful.
17. The first to plead his case seems to be right, but his opponent appears and there is matter for trial.
18. Casting lots terminates disputes and decides between the powerful.
19. A brother who is helped is more steadfast than a fortress but quarrels are like the bars of a castle.
20. A man is filled with what comes from his mouth and is nourished by what his lips provide.
21. The tongue has power over life and death, those who like speaking will eat its fruit.
22. He who finds a wife finds happiness, he has won Yahweh's favor.
23. The poor man pleads, while the rich man responds harshly.
24. Some friends only bring ruin, others are closer than a brother.