1 Of man are the preparations of the heart, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.
2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the spirits.
3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
4 The LORD has made all things by himself, yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; the covenant that he makes, shall not be without chastening.
6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged, and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
7 When a man’s ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
8 Better is a little with righteousness than a great number of fruits with injustice.
9 The heart of man devises his way, but the LORD directs his steps.
10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king; his mouth does not transgress in judgment.
11 A just weight and balance are the LORD’s; all the weights of the bag are his work.
12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness, for the throne is to be established with righteousness.
13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him that speaks that which is right.
14 The wrath of the king is as a messenger of death, but the wise man will avoid it.
15 In the light of the king’s countenance is life, and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.
16 How much better is it to acquire wisdom than gold! and to acquire understanding is worth more than silver!
17 The highway of the upright is to separate himself from evil; he that keeps his way preserves his soul.
18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
19 It is better to humble your spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud.
20 He who has understanding in the word shall find good, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.
21 The wise in heart is called a man of understanding; and the sweetness of the lips shall increase doctrine.
22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that has it, but the instruction of fools is folly.
23 The heart of the wise causes his mouth to be prudent, and with his lips he shall increase doctrine.
24 Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and medicine to the bones.
25 There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
26 The soul of him that labours, labours for himself; for his mouth craves it of him.
27 The man of Belial digs in search of evil, and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
28 The perverse man sows strife, and the tale bearer separates princes.
29 The evil man flatters his neighbour and leads him into the way that is not good.
30 He shuts his eyes to devise perverse things; moving his lips he brings evil to pass.
31 Old age is a crown of glory if it is found in the way of righteousness.
32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.
33 The lot is cast into the lap, but the judgment thereof is of the LORD.