A king's heart is a water channel in the Lord's hand: He directs it wherever He chooses.
All the ways of a man seem right to him, but the Lord evaluates the motives.a3
Doing what is righteous and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.b4
The lampc that guides the wicked- haughty eyes and an arrogant heartd-is sin.
The plans of the diligent certainly lead to profit, but anyone who is reckless only becomes poor.e6
Making a fortune through a lying tongue is a vanishing mist,f a pursuit of death.gh7
The violence of the wicked sweeps them away because they refuse to act justly.
A guilty man's conduct is crooked, but the behavior of the innocent is upright.i9
Better to live on the corner of a roof than to share a house with a nagging wife.j10
A wicked person desires evil; he has no considerationk for his neighbor.
When a mocker is punished, the inexperienced become wiser; when one teaches a wise man, he acquires knowledge.l12
The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked; He brings the wicked to ruin.
The one who shuts his ears to the cry of the poor will himself also call out and not be answered.m14
A secret gift soothes anger, and a covert bribe,n fierce rage.o15
Justice executed is a joy to the righteous but a terror to those who practice iniquity.p16
The man who strays from the way of wisdom will come to rest in the assembly of the departed spirits.q17
The one who loves pleasure will become a poor man; whoever loves wine and oil will not get rich.r18
The wicked are a ransom for the righteous, and the treacherous, fors the upright.t19
Better to live in a wilderness than with a nagging and hot-tempered wife.u20
Precious treasure and oil are in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man consumes them.vw21
The one who pursues righteousness and faithful love will find life, righteousness, and honor.x22
The wise conquer a city of warriors and bring down its mighty fortress.y23
The one who guards his mouth and tongue keeps himself out of trouble.z24
The proud and arrogant person, named "Mocker," acts with excessive pride.aa25
A slacker's craving will kill him because his hands refuse to work.bb26
He is filled with cravingcc all day long, but the righteous give and don't hold back.dd27
The sacrifice of a wicked person is detestable- how much more so when he brings it with ulterior motives!ee28
A lying witness will perish,ff but the one who listens will speak successfully.
A wicked man puts on a bold face,gg but the upright man considers his way.
No wisdom, no understanding, and no counsel [will prevail] against the Lord.
A horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory comes from the Lord.hh