Bible VersionsNASProverbs 2:15; Proverbs 3:12; Proverbs 6:7; Proverbs 17:8; Proverbs 21:1; Proverbs 22:28; Proverbs 23:1; Proverbs 25:1; Proverbs 25:7; Proverbs 25:28; Proverbs 31:1
Proverbs 2:15; Proverbs 3:12; Proverbs 6:7; Proverbs 17:8; Proverbs 21:1; Proverbs 22:28; Proverbs 23:1; Proverbs 25:1; Proverbs 25:7; Proverbs 25:28; Proverbs 31:1 (New American Standard)
Whose paths are crooked, And who are devious in their ways ;
For whom the LORD loves He reproves, Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.
Which, having no chief, Officer or ruler,
A bribe is a charm in the sight of its owner ; Wherever he turns, he prospers.
The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD ; He turns it wherever He wishes.
Do not move the ancient boundary Which your fathers have set.
When you sit down to dine with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you,
These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, transcribed.
For it is better that it be said to you, "Come up here," Than for you to be placed lower in the presence of the prince, Whom your eyes have seen.
Like a city that is broken into and without walls Is a man who has no control over his spirit.
The words of King Lemuel, the oracle which his mother taught him:
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