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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The Name is better than great wealth, and compassion is better than gold or silver.
2The rich and the poor meet each other and Lord Jehovah made both of them.
3A prudent one sees an evil man being scourged and is powerfully instructed, but fools pass by him and suffer damage.
4The pursuers of humility: the awe of Lord Jehovah, wealth, honor and Life.
5Nets and snares are in the perverse way, and he that keeps his soul will be far from them.
6He that reproves a boy concerning the beginning of his way, even if he becomes old he will not turn away from it.
7A rich man will be authorized by the poor and the Servant will lend to him who was his lender.
8He that sows evil will reap fraud, and the scepter of his anger will be destroyed.
9Whose ever eye is good will be blessed, because he gives of his bread to the poor.
10Destroy the evil one and cast out the contentious, abolish judgment and shame, lest he sit in the assembly and shame all of you.
11God loves him that is pure in heart and he shows love upon the lips of the king's friends.
12The eyes of Lord Jehovah preserve knowledge and they destroy the words of liars.
13When the lazy man was sent, he said, “There is a lion in the road, and look, a killer is in the streets!”
14The mouth of an estranged woman is a deep ditch, and he with whom Lord Jehovah is angry falls there.
15Senselessness disturbs the heart of a boy and a rod of discipline puts it far from him.
16He that harms the poor increases his own affliction and he that gives to the rich suffers loss to his soul.
17Bend your ear and hear the words of the wise and apply your heart to knowledge.
18Because they are sweet, keep them in your gut, and they will form together upon your lips.
19I have informed you today that your trust may be upon Lord Jehovah.
20And look, I have written these things to you three times
21That I may make known to you counsel, knowledge, stillness and the words of truth, that you may return the word of truth to him that sends you.
22Do not oppress the poor because he is poor and do not humiliate the afflicted one in the gate.
23Because Lord Jehovah decides their judgment and the humiliation of their souls is repaid.
24You shall not be a friend to an angry man and do not enter with a man that is filled with passion,
25Lest you learn his laws and you find a scandal to your soul.
26Do not give yourself as security because you are shamed before people.
27If you cannot pay, they will take the bed from under you.
28Do not remove the border which your fathers have made from old times.
29If you have seen a man skilled in his work, he will stand before kings and he will not stand in front of obscure men.