The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he 1turns it wherever he will.
22Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the LORD 3weighs the heart.
34To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
45Haughty eyes and a proud heart, 6the lampa of the wicked, are sin.
The plans of 7the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is 8hasty comes 9only to poverty.
610The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a 11fleeting 12vapor and a 13snare of death.b7
The violence of the wicked will 14sweep them away, because they refuse to do what is just.
The way of the guilty 15is crooked, but the conduct of the pure is upright.
It is 16better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.
The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.