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1 Fame is preferable to great wealth, favour, to silver and gold.
Eccl 7:1  1Kgs 1:47  Luke 10:20  Acts 7:10  Phil 4:3  Heb 11:39 

2 Rich and poor rub shoulders, Yahweh has made them both.
Job 31:15  Prov 14:31  1Cor 12:21  Jas 2:2-5  Job 34:19  Prov 29:13  1Sam 2:7 

3 The discreet sees danger and takes shelter, simpletons go ahead and pay the penalty.
Prov 14:16  Prov 27:12  1Thess 5:2-6  Heb 11:7  Prov 7:7  Prov 29:1  Exod 9:20-21 

4 The reward of humility is the fear of Yahweh, and riches, honour and life.
Prov 21:21  Isa 57:15  Matt 6:33  Ps 112:1-3  Prov 3:16  Jas 4:10  Ps 34:9-10 

5 Thorns and snares line the path of the wilful, whoever values life will stay at a distance.
Prov 15:19  1John 5:18  Job 18:8  Josh 23:13  Jude 1:20-21  Ps 11:6  Ps 18:26-27 

6 Give a lad a training suitable to his character and, even when old, he will not go back on it.
Eph 6:4  2Tim 3:15  Deut 6:7  Gen 18:19  Deut 4:9  Ps 78:3-6  1Sam 1:28 

7 The rich lords it over the poor, the borrower is the lender's slave.
Prov 18:23  Prov 22:16  Prov 22:22  2Kgs 4:1  Jas 2:6  Matt 18:25  Neh 5:4-5 

8 Whoever sows injustice reaps disaster, and the rod of such anger will disappear.
Job 4:8  Ps 125:3  Hos 10:13  Isa 30:31  Gal 6:7-8  Hos 8:7  Isa 9:4 

9 A kindly eye will earn a blessing, such a person shares out food with the poor.
Prov 19:17  1Pet 4:9  2Cor 8:1-2  1Tim 6:18-19  2Cor 9:6-11  Acts 20:35  Deut 15:7-11 

10 Expel the mocker and strife goes too, law-suits and dislike die down.
Gen 21:9-10  1Cor 5:13  Neh 4:1-3  Neh 13:28  Ps 101:5  Prov 21:24  1Cor 5:5-6 

11 Whoever loves the pure of heart and is gracious of speech has the king for a friend.
Prov 16:13  Matt 5:8  Prov 14:35  Ps 101:6  Dan 2:46-49  Dan 3:30  Dan 6:20-23 

12 Yahweh's eyes protect knowledge, but he confounds deceitful speeches.
2Tim 3:8-9  2Chr 16:9  2Thess 2:8  Acts 5:39  Acts 8:9-12  Acts 12:23-24  Acts 13:8-12 

13 'There is a lion outside,' says the idler, 'I shall be killed in the street!'
Num 13:32-33  Prov 15:19  Prov 26:13-16 

14 The mouth of an adulterous woman is a deep pit, into it falls the man whom Yahweh rebukes.
Eccl 7:26  Prov 23:27  Prov 6:24-29  Deut 32:19  Judg 16:20-21  Neh 13:26  Ps 81:12 

15 Folly is anchored in the heart of a youth, the whip of instruction will rid him of it.
Prov 13:24  Prov 23:13-14  Prov 29:15  Prov 19:18  Heb 12:10-11  Prov 29:17  Eph 2:3 

16 Harsh treatment enriches the poor, but a gift impoverishes the rich.
Ps 12:5  Prov 22:22-23  Jas 2:13  Jas 5:1-5  Job 20:19-29  Luke 6:33-35  Luke 14:12-14 

17 Give ear, listen to the sayings of the sages, and apply your heart to what I know,
Prov 23:12  Eccl 7:25  Eccl 8:9  Eccl 8:16  Isa 55:3  Matt 17:5  Ps 90:12 

18 for it will be a delight to keep them deep within you to have them all ready on your lips.
Prov 2:10  Jer 15:16  Ps 119:103  Heb 13:15  Job 32:18-19  John 7:38  Mal 2:7 

19 So that your trust may be in Yahweh, it is you whom I wish to instruct today.
Prov 3:5  1Pet 1:21  Isa 12:2  Isa 26:4  Jer 17:7  Ps 62:8 

20 Have I not written for you thirty chapters of advice and knowledge,
Prov 8:6  2Pet 1:19-21  2Tim 3:15-17  Hos 8:12  Ps 12:6 

21 to make you know the certainty of true sayings, so that you can return with sound answers to those who sent you?
Luke 1:3-4  1Pet 3:15  1John 5:13  John 20:31 

22 Do not despoil the weak, for he is weak, and do not oppress the poor at the gate,
Exod 23:6  Mal 3:5  Zech 7:10  Prov 22:16  Job 31:16  Job 31:21  Ezek 22:29 

23 for Yahweh takes up their cause, and extorts the life of their extortioners.
Ps 12:5  1Sam 25:39  Ps 140:12  Prov 23:11  Jer 51:36  Ps 35:10  Jer 50:34 

24 Do not make friends with one who gives way to anger, make no one quick-tempered a companion of yours,
Prov 29:22  Prov 21:24  2Cor 6:14-17 

25 for fear you learn such behaviour and in it find a snare for yourself.
1Cor 15:33  Ps 106:35  Prov 13:20 

26 Do not be one of those who go guarantor, who go surety for debts:
Prov 11:15  Prov 17:18  Prov 6:1-5  Prov 27:13 

27 if you have no means of paying your bed will be taken from under you.
Prov 20:16  2Kgs 4:1  Exod 22:26-27 

28 Do not displace the ancient boundary-stone set by your ancestors.
Deut 19:14  Deut 27:17  Prov 23:10  Job 24:2 

29 You see someone alert at his business? His aim will be to serve kings; not for him the service of the obscure.
1Kgs 11:28  1Kgs 10:8  Gen 41:46  Matt 25:21  Matt 25:23  Prov 10:4  Prov 12:24