1 Of these matters do not be ashamed,
and allow no one to sin by them:

2 Of the Law of the Most High, and His Covenant;
And of judgment to declare the wicked right;

3 Of reckoning with your partners and travellers;
Or of the gift of the inheritance of friends;

4 Of exactness of balance and weights;
Or of acquiring much or little;

5 And of the haughty selling by merchants;
Of much correction of children;
And to draw blood from the back of a wicked servant.

6 Where a wicked wife is, safe-keeping is good;
And shut up, where many hands are.

7 Deliver all by number and weight;
And put in writing all that you give out, or receive in.

8 Do not be ashamed to inform the unwise and foolish,
And the very old who contends with those who are young;
Thus you shall be truly learned, and approved of all men living.

9 The father wakes for the daughter, when no man knows;
And the concern for her takes away sleep –
When she is young, lest she pass the flower of youth;
And being married, lest she should be hated;

10 In her maidenhood, lest she should be defiled and become pregnant in her father’s house;
And having a husband, lest she should misbehave herself;
And when she is married, lest she should be barren.

11 Keep a close watch over a shameless daughter,
Lest she make you a laughing-stock to your enemies,
And a byword in the city, and a reproach among the people,
And make you ashamed before the assembly.

12 Do not look upon the loveliness of every woman,
And do not sit in the midst of women.

13 For a moth comes from garments, and wickedness from women.

14 Better is the hardness of a man than a courteous woman,
A woman who brings shame and reproach.

15 I shall now remember the works of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄,
and declare that which I have seen:
In the Words of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 are His works,
And all His creation does His desire.

16 The sun that gives light looks upon all,
And its doing is full of the esteem of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.

17 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has not given power to the qodeshim to declare all of His marvellous works,
Which 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 the Almighty firmly settled,
That whatever exists might be established for His esteem.

18 He seeks out the deep, and the heart, and considers their crafty schemes;
For 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 knows all that may be known,
And He looks upon the signs of the world.

19 He declares matters that are past, and those to come,
And reveals the path of that which is hidden.

20 No thought escapes Him,
Nor is any word hidden from Him.

21 He has adorned the excellent works of His wisdom,
And He is from everlasting to everlasting:
Unto Him none is added, nor shall He be diminished,
And He has no need of any counsellor.

22 Oh how desirable are all His works!
And that a man may see even a spark.

23 All these live and remain forever for all uses,
And they are all obedient.

24 All matters are equal, one against another;
And He has made none imperfect.

25 One establishes the good of another;
And who is ever filled with looking upon His esteem?