The reflections of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.a2
All a man's ways seem right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the motives.bc3
Commit your activities to the Lord and your plans will be achieved.d4
The Lord has prepared everything for His purpose- even the wicked for the day of disaster.e5
Everyone with a proud heart is detestable to the Lord;f be assured,g he will not go unpunished.h6
Wickedness is atoned for by loyalty and faithfulness, and one turns from evil by the fear of the Lord.i7
When a man's ways please the Lord, Hej makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Better a little with righteousness than great income with injustice.k9
A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps.l10
God's verdict is on the lips of a king;mn his mouth should not err in judgment.o11
Honest balances and scales are the Lord's; all the weights in the bagp are His concern.q12
Wicked behaviorr is detestable to kings, since a throne is established through righteousness.s13
Righteous lips are a king's delight, and he loves one who speaks honestly.
A king's fury is a messenger of death, but a wise man appeases it.t15
When a king's face lights up, there is life; his favor is like a cloud with spring rain.
Acquire wisdom- how much better it is than gold! And acquire understanding- it is preferable to silver.u17
The highway of the upright avoids evil; the one who guards his way protects his life.v18
Pride comes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall.w19
Better to be lowly of spirit with the humblex than to divide plunder with the proud.y20
The one who understands a matter finds success, and the one who trusts in the Lord will be happy.z21
Anyone with a wise heart is called discerning, and pleasant speechaa increases learning.bb22
Insight is a fountain of lifecc for its possessor, but folly is the instruction of fools.
A wise heart instructs its mouth and increases learning with its speech.ddee24
Pleasant words are a honeycomb: sweet to the tasteff and health to the body.gghh25
There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it is the way of death.ii26
A worker's appetite works for him because his hungerjj urges him on.
A worthless man digs up evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.kk28
A contrary man spreads conflict, and a gossip separates friends.ll29
A violent man lures his neighbor, leading him in a way that is not good.mm30
The one who narrows his eyes is planning deceptions; the one who compresses his lips brings about evil.nn31
Gray hair is a glorious crown;oo it is found in the way of righteousness.
Patience is better than power, and controlling one's temper,pp than capturing a city.qq33
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.rr