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 weightsa 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.