1 To man belongs the preparations of the heart,
But from 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is the answer of the tongue.

2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes,
But 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 weighs the spirits.

3 Commit your works to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄,
And your plans shall be established.

4 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has made all for His purpose,
And also the wicked for the day of evil.

5 Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄;
Hand to hand: he does not go unpunished.

6 By kindness and truth wickedness is pardoned.
And in the reverence of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 one turns away from evil.

7 When a man’s ways please 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄,
He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

8 Better is a little with righteousness,
Than a large income without Right-Ruling.

9 A man’s heart plans his way,
But 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 establishes his steps.

10 An oath is on the lips of the sovereign,
In right-ruling his mouth trespasses not.

11 A right scale and balances are of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄;
All the weights in the bag are His work.

12 It is an abomination for sovereigns to commit wickedness,
For a throne is established by righteousness.

13 Righteous lips are the delight of sovereigns,
And they love him who speaks what is straight.

14 The sovereign’s wrath is a messenger of death,
But a wise man appeases it.

15 In the light of a sovereign’s face is life,
And his delight is like a cloud of the latter rain.

16 How much better it is to get wisdom than gold!
And to get understanding is preferable to silver.

17 The highway of the straight
Is to turn away from evil;
He who guards his ḥai watches over His Way.

18 Before destruction: pride,
And before a fall a haughty spirit!

19 Better to be lowly in spirit with the poor,
Than to divide the spoil with the proud.

20 He who acts wisely concerning the Word finds good,
And baruḵ is he who trusts in 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

21 The wise-hearted is called discerning,
And sweetness of lips increases learning.

22 Understanding is a fountain of ḥai to him who has it,
But the disciplining of fools is folly.

23 The heart of the wise gives discretion to his mouth,
And he increases learning to his lips.

24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
Sweet to the being, and healing to the bones.

25 There is a way that seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death.

26 He who labours, labours for himself,
For his mouth drives him on.

27 A man of Beliya’al plots evil,
And on his lips it is like a burning fire.

28 A perverse man sends forth strife,
And a slanderer separates intimate friends.

29 A malicious man entices his neighbour,
And leads him in a way that is not good,

30 Winking with his eye to plot perversity,
Moving his lips he shall bring about evil.

31 Grey hair is a crown of adorning,
It is found in the way of righteousness.

32 He who is patient is better than the mighty,
And he who rules over his spirit,
than he who takes a city.

33 The lot is cast into the lap,
But every decision by it is from 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.