- ¶ LIKE streams of water, so is the king’s heart in the hand of the LORD;
he turns it wherever he will.
- ¶ Every way of a man is right in his own eyes;
but the LORD sets the heart in order.
- ¶ He who does righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than he who offers a sacrifice.
- ¶ Haughty eyes, a proud heart, and the posterity of the wicked are sinful.
- ¶ The thoughts of the elect tend surely to plenteousness;
but those of evil men cause want.
- ¶ The getting of treasure by a lying tongue will bring destruction and death to those who seek it.
- ¶ The destruction of the wicked shall come upon them because they refused to do justice.
- ¶ He who perverts his own way acts strangely;
but he who is pure, his works are right.
- ¶ It is better to dwell alone in a corner of the housetop than to live with a quarrelsome woman in a large house.
- ¶ The soul of a wicked man is hidden from his neighbor’s eyes.
- ¶ When a wicked man suffers harm, even the simple become wise;
but a wise man receives knowledge through his own counsel.
- ¶ The righteous man wisely understands the hearts of the wicked;
and he overthrows the wicked into mischief.
- ¶ He who closes his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry to God, but he shall not answer him.
- ¶ A gift in secret pacifies anger;
but he who is sparing with his gifts stirs wrath.
- ¶ It is joy to the righteous to do justice, but destruction to the workers of iniquity.
- ¶ The man who wanders from the way of understanding shall lie in the congregation of the dead.
- ¶ He who lacks wealth and yet loves entertainment, wine, and pleasure shall not be rich.
- ¶ The wicked shall be given as a ransom for the righteous, and the deceitful for the upright.
- ¶ It is better to dwell in the wilderness than with a quarrelsome and an angry wife.
- ¶ A coveted treasure and ointment are in a dwelling place;
but the wisdom and understanding of men shall dispense it.
- ¶ He who seeks after righteousness and mercy will find life, righteousness, and honor.
- ¶ A wise man scales the defenses of the city of mighty men and conquers the stronghold in which they trusted.
- ¶ He who keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from trouble.
- ¶ In his wrath a hasty and proud man commits iniquity.
- ¶ The desire of the sluggard kills him;
for his hands refuse to labor.
- He covets greedily all the day long;
but the righteous man gives and does not spare.
- ¶ The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination;
because they bring it in an unjust way.
- ¶ A false witness shall perish;
but an obedient man speaks truth.
- ¶ The face of a wicked man is shameless;
but he who is upright amends his ways.
- ¶ There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel like that of the LORD.
- The horse may be prepared for the day of battle;
but salvation is of the LORD.