The 1plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.
2All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the 2LORDweighs the amotives.
3b3Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established.
The LORD4has madeeverything for cits own purpose, Even the 5wicked for the day of evil.
5Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD ; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished.
By 6lovingkindness and truthiniquity is atoned for, And by the d7fear of the LORD one keepsaway from evil.
When a man'sways are pleasing to the LORD, He 8makeseven his enemies to be at peace with him.
8Better is a little with righteousnessThangreatincome with injustice .
The mind of 9manplans his way, But 10the LORDdirects his steps.
A divine11decision is in the lips of the king ; His mouth should not eerr in judgment.
A 12justbalance and scales belong to the LORD ; All the fweights of the bag are His gconcern.
It is an abomination for kings to commitwickedacts, For a 13throne is established on righteousness.
13Righteouslips are the delight of kings, And he who speaksright is loved.
The fury of a king is like messengers of death, But a wiseman will appease it.
In the light of a king'sface is life, And his favor is like a cloud with the h14springrain.
16How much 15better it is to getwisdomthangold ! And to getunderstanding is to be chosenabovesilver.
The 16highway of the upright is to depart from evil ; He who watches his waypreserves his ilife.
1817Pride goes beforedestruction, And a haughtyspiritbeforestumbling.
It is better to be 18humble in spirit with the lowlyThan to 19divide the spoil with the proud.
He who givesattention to the word will 20findgood, And 21blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.
The 22wise in heart will be calledunderstanding, And sweetness of jspeech23increaseskpersuasiveness.
22Understanding is a fountain of life to one whohas it, But the discipline of fools is folly.
The 24heart of the wiseinstructs his mouth And addslpersuasiveness to his lips.
2425Pleasantwords are a honeycomb , Sweet to the soul and 26healing to the bones.
2527There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
A worker'sappetiteworks for him, For his mhungerurges him on.
A 28worthlessmandigs up evil, Whilenhis words are like 29scorchingfire.
A perversemanspreadsstrife, And a slandererseparatesintimatefriends.
A man of violence30entices his neighbor And leads him in a way that is not good.
He who winks his eyes does so to deviseperversethings ; He who compresses his lipsbringsevil to pass.
A 31grayhead is a crown of glory ; It 32is found in the way of righteousness.
He who is slow to anger is betterthan the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.
The 33lot is cast into the lap, But its every34decision is from the LORD.