The king's heart is in the LORD's hand like the watercourses. He turns it wherever he desires.
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts.
To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
A high look, and a proud heart, The lamp of the wicked, is sin.
The plans of the diligent surely lead to profit; And everyone who is hasty surely rushes to poverty.
Getting treasures by a lying tongue Is a fleeting vapor for those who seek death.
The violence of the wicked will drive them away, Because they refuse to do what is right.
The way of the guilty is devious, But the conduct of the innocent is upright.
It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, Than to share a house with a contentious woman.
The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.