71Do no evil, so shall no harm come unto thee.
2Depart from the unjust, and iniquity shall turn away from thee.
3My son, sow not upon the furrows of unrighteousness, and thou shalt not reap them sevenfold.
4Seek not of the Lord preeminence, neither of the king the seat of honour.
5Justify not thyself before the Lord; and boast not of thy wisdom before the king.
6Seek not to be judge, being not able to take away iniquity; lest at any time thou fear the person of the mighty, an stumblingblock in the way of thy uprightness.
7Offend not against the multitude of a city, and then thou shalt not cast thyself down among the people.
8Bind not one sin upon another; for in one thou shalt not be unpunished.
9Say not, God will look upon the multitude of my oblations, and when I offer to the most high God, he will accept it.
10Be not fainthearted when thou makest thy prayer, and neglect not to give alms.
11Laugh no man to scorn in the bitterness of his soul: for there is one which humbleth and exalteth.
12Devise not a lie against thy brother; neither do the like to thy friend.
13Use not to make any manner of lie: for the custom thereof is not good.
14Use not many words in a multitude of elders, and make not much babbling when thou prayest.
15Hate not laborious work, neither husbandry, which the most High hath ordained.
16Number not thyself among the multitude of sinners, but remember that wrath will not tarry long.
17Humble thyself greatly: for the vengeance of the ungodly is fire and worms.
18Change not a friend for any good by no means; neither a faithful brother for the gold of Ophir.
19Forego not a wise and good woman: for her grace is above gold.
20Whereas thy servant worketh truly, entreat him not evil, nor the hireling that bestoweth himself wholly for thee.
21Let thy soul love a good servant, and defraud him not of liberty.
22Hast thou cattle? have an eye to them: and if they be for thy profit, keep them with thee.
23Hast thou children? instruct them, and bow down their neck from their youth.
24Hast thou daughters? have a care of their body, and shew not thyself cheerful toward them.
25Marry thy daughter, and so shalt thou have performed a weighty matter: but give her to a man of understanding.
26Hast thou a wife after thy mind? forsake her not: but give not thyself over to a light woman.
27Honour thy father with thy whole heart, and forget not the sorrows of thy mother.
28Remember that thou wast begotten of them; and how canst thou recompense them the things that they have done for thee?
29Fear the Lord with all thy soul, and reverence his priests.
30Love him that made thee with all thy strength, and forsake not his ministers.
31Fear the Lord, and honor the priest; and give him his portion, as it is commanded thee; the firstfruits, and the trespass offering, and the gift of the shoulders, and the sacrifice of sanctification, and the firstfruits of the holy things.
32And stretch thine hand unto the poor, that thy blessing may be perfected.
33A gift hath grace in the sight of every man living; and for the dead detain it not.
34Fail not to be with them that weep, and mourn with them that mourn.
35Be not slow to visit the sick: for that shall make thee to be beloved.
36Whatsoever thou takest in hand, remember the end, and thou shalt never do amiss.
81Strive not with a mighty man’ lest thou fall into his hands.
2Be not at variance with a rich man, lest he overweigh thee: for gold hath destroyed many, and perverted the hearts of kings.
3Strive not with a man that is full of tongue, and heap not wood upon his fire.
4Jest not with a rude man, lest thy ancestors be disgraced.
5Reproach not a man that turneth from sin, but remember that we are all worthy of punishment.
6Dishonour not a man in his old age: for even some of us wax old.
7Rejoice not over thy greatest enemy being dead, but remember that we die all.
8Despise not the discourse of the wise, but acquaint thyself with their proverbs: for of them thou shalt learn instruction, and how to serve great men with ease.
9Miss not the discourse of the elders: for they also learned of their fathers, and of them thou shalt learn understanding, and to give answer as need requireth.
10Kindle not the coals of a sinner, lest thou be burnt with the flame of his fire.
11Rise not up in anger at the presence of an injurious person, lest he lie in wait to entrap thee in thy words
12Lend not unto him that is mightier than thyself; for if thou lendest him, count it but lost.
13Be not surety above thy power: for if thou be surety, take care to pay it.
14Go not to law with a judge; for they will judge for him according to his honour.
15Travel not by the way with a bold fellow, lest he become grievous unto thee: for he will do according to his own will, and thou shalt perish with him through his folly.
16Strive not with an angry man, and go not with him into a solitary place: for blood is as nothing in his sight, and where there is no help, he will overthrow thee.
17Consult not with a fool; for he cannot keep counsel.
18Do no secret thing before a stranger; for thou knowest not what he will bring forth.
19Open not thine heart to every man, lest he requite thee with a shrewd turn.
91Be not jealous over the wife of thy bosom, and teach her not an evil lesson against thyself.
2Give not thy soul unto a woman to set her foot upon thy substance.
3Meet not with an harlot, lest thou fall into her snares.
4Use not much the company of a woman that is a singer, lest thou be taken with her attempts.
5Gaze not on a maid, that thou fall not by those things that are precious in her.
6Give not thy soul unto harlots, that thou lose not thine inheritance.
7Look not round about thee in the streets of the city, neither wander thou in the solitary place thereof.
8Turn away thine eye from a beautiful woman, and look not upon another’s beauty; for many have been deceived by the beauty of a woman; for herewith love is kindled as a fire.
9Sit not at all with another man’s wife, nor sit down with her in thine arms, and spend not thy money with her at the wine; lest thine heart incline unto her, and so through thy desire thou fall into destruction.
10Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him: a new friend is as new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
11Envy not the glory of a sinner: for thou knowest not what shall be his end.
12Delight not in the thing that the ungodly have pleasure in; but remember they shall not go unpunished unto their grave.
13Keep thee far from the man that hath power to kill; so shalt thou not doubt the fear of death: and if thou come unto him, make no fault, lest he take away thy life presently: remember that thou goest in the midst of snares, and that thou walkest upon the battlements of the city.
14As near as thou canst, guess at thy neighbour, and consult with the wise.
15Let thy talk be with the wise, and all thy communication in the law of the most High.
16And let just men eat and drink with thee; and let thy glorying be in the fear of the Lord.
17For the hand of the artificer the work shall be commended: and the wise ruler of the people for his speech.
18A man of an ill tongue is dangerous in his city; and he that is rash in his talk shall be hated.