And a bribe 6behind the back, strong wrath.
But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.
Will rest in the assembly of the kdead.
He who loves wine and oil will not be rich.
And the unfaithful for the upright.
19 Better to dwell 7in the wilderness,
Than with a contentious and angry woman.
20 lThere is desirable treasure,
And oil in the dwelling of the wise,
But a foolish man squanders it.
21 mHe who follows righteousness and mercy
Finds life, righteousness and honor.
And brings down the trusted stronghold.
23 oWhoever guards his mouth and tongue
Keeps his soul from troubles.
He acts with arrogant pride.
25 The pdesire of the lazy man kills him,
For his hands refuse to labor.
But the righteous qgives and does not spare.
27 rThe sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination;
How much more when he brings it with wicked intent!
But the man who hears him will speak endlessly.
But as for the upright, he 9establishes his way.
30 sThere is no wisdom or understanding
Or counsel against the Lord.
But tdeliverance is of the Lord.
Under cover, lit. in the bosom
Lit. in the land of the desert
Climbs over the walls of
Qr., LXX understands