The preparationsa of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.2
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORDweigheth the spirits.3Commitb thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established .
The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.5
Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished .c6
By mercy and truthiniquity is purged : and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.7
When a man'swaysplease the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
8Better is a little with righteousness than greatrevenues without right.9
A man'sheartdeviseth his way: but the LORDdirecteth his steps.10
A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouthtransgresseth not in judgment.11
A justweight and balance are the LORD'S: all the weightsd of the bag are his work.12
It is an abomination to kings to commitwickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.13Righteouslips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speakethright.14
The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wiseman will pacify it.
In the light of the king'scountenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.16
How much better is it to getwisdom than gold! and to getunderstanding rather to be chosen than silver!17
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his waypreserveth his soul.18Pride goeth beforedestruction, and an haughtyspiritbefore a fall.19Better it is to be of an humblespirit with the lowly , than to divide the spoil with the proud.20
He that handleth a matterwisely shall findgood: and whoso trusteth in the LORD,happy is he.
The wise in heart shall be calledprudent : and the sweetness of the lipsincreasethlearning.22Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.23
The heart of the wiseteachethe his mouth, and addethlearning to his lips.24Pleasantwords are as an honeycomb , sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.25
There is a way that seemeth rightunto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.26Hef that labourethlaboureth for himself; for his mouthcraveth it of him.
An ungodlyman diggeth upevil: and in his lips there is as a burningfire.28
A frowardmansowethgstrife: and a whispererseparateth chief friends.29
A violentmanenticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.30
He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things:moving his lips he bringethevil to pass .
The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.32
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.33
The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.