The king's heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; he directs it wherever he wants.
Everyone's path is straight in their own eyes, but the LORD weighs the heart.
Acting with righteousness and justice is more valued by the LORD than sacrifice.
Prideful eyes, an arrogant heart, and the lamp of the wicked are all sinful.
The plans of the diligent end up in profit, but those who hurry end up with loss.
Those who gain treasure with lies are like a drifting fog, leading to death.
The violence of the wicked will sweep them away, for they refuse to act with justice.
The ways of some people are twisted and strange, but the behavior of those who do right is pure.
Better to live on the edge of a roof than with a contentious woman in a large house.
Wicked people desire evil; their neighbors receive no mercy from them.