32 for ythe devious person is an abomination to the Lord,
but the upright are zin his confidence.
30 The fruit of the righteous is wa tree of life,
and whoever xcaptures souls is wise.
26 One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor,1
but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
20 eThe poor is disliked even by his neighbor,
fbut the rich has many friends.
28 aA dishonest man spreads strife,
9 Whoever zcovers an offense seeks love,
but he who repeats a matter aseparates close friends.
17 kA friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for adversity.
19 A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city,
and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.
24 A man of many companions may come to ruin,
but zthere is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
4 fWealth brings many new friends,
fbut a poor man is deserted by his friend.
6 Many seek the favor of a generous man,1
and everyone is a friend to a man who gives igifts.
7 jAll a poor man’s brothers hate him;
khow much more do his friends go far from him!
He pursues them with words, but does not have them.2
6 Many a man hproclaims his own steadfast love,
but ia faithful man who can find?
11 He who floves purity of heart,
24 Make no friendship with a man given to anger,
nor go with a wrathful man,
26 Whoever gives an honest answer
kisses the lips.
6 Faithful are dthe wounds of a friend;
profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
9 gOil and perfume make the heart glad,
and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.1
10 Do not forsake your friend and hyour father’s friend,
and do not go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity.
iBetter is a neighbor who is near
than a brother who is far away.
17 Iron sharpens iron,
and one man sharpens another.1
7 The one who keeps the law is a son with understanding,
but ma companion of gluttons shames his father.
5 iA man who flatters his neighbor
spreads ja net for his feet.