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.l