9 Honor the Lord with your wealth
and with qthe firstfruits of all your produce;
10 then your rbarns will be filled with plenty,
and your vats will be bursting with wine.
12 “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,
and I find knowledge and cdiscretion.
fPride and arrogance and the way of evil
and gperverted speech I hate.
I have insight; jI have strength.
15 By me kkings reign,
and rulers decree what is just;
16 by me princes rule,
and nobles, all who govern justly.1
17 lI love those who love me,
and mthose who seek me diligently find me.
18 nRiches and honor are with me,
and my yield than rchoice silver.
20 I walk in the way of righteousness,
in the paths of justice,
21 granting an inheritance to those who love me,
and filling their treasuries.
4 A slack hand jcauses poverty,
kbut the hand of the diligent makes rich.
another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
and none who waters will himself be watered.
28 Whoever strusts in his riches will fall,
but the righteous will tflourish like a green leaf.
14 From the fruit of his mouth wa man is satisfied with good,
xand the work of a man’s hand comes back to him.
27 oWhoever is slothful will not roast his game,
but the diligent man will get precious wealth.1
4 wThe soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing,
while the soul of the diligent xis richly supplied.
but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.
22 zA good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children,
but athe sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.
25 dThe righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite,
but the belly of the wicked suffers want.
23 In all toil there is profit,
but mere talk ktends only to poverty.
6 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure,
but trouble befalls the income of the wicked.
16 bBetter is a little with the fear of the Lord
than great treasure and trouble with it.
6 By tsteadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,
7 When a man’s ways please the Lord,
whe makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
26 A worker’s appetite works for him;
his xmouth urges him on.
2 A servant who deals wisely will rule over na son who acts shamefully
and owill share the inheritance as one of the brothers.
17 cWhoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
open your eyes, and you will have uplenty of bread.
4 The reward for humility and fear of the Lord
27 ePrepare your work outside;
get everything ready for yourself in the field,
and after that build your house.
18 rWhoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit,
and he who sguards his master will be honored.
23 yKnow well the condition of your flocks,
and ygive attention to your herds,
24 for zriches do not last forever;
and does a crown endure to all generations?
25 aWhen the grass is gone and the new growth appears
and the vegetation of the mountains is gathered,
26 bthe lambs will provide your clothing,
and the goats the price of a field.
27 bThere will be enough goats’ milk for your food,
for the food of your household
and maintenance for your girls.
than a rich man who is lcrooked in his ways.
19 iWhoever works his land will have plenty of bread,
but he who follows worthless pursuits will have plenty of poverty.
25 A greedy man sstirs up strife,
but the one who trusts in the Lord will tbe enriched.
27 Whoever vgives to the poor will not want,
but he who whides his eyes will get many a curse.