The king'sheart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD ; He 1turns it wherever He wishes.
22Everyman'sway is right in his own eyes, But the LORD3weighs the hearts.
To do4righteousness and justice Is desired by the LORDmorethansacrifice.
4Haughtyeyes and a proudheart, The 5lamp of the wicked, is sin.
The plans of the 6diligent lead surely to advantage, But everyone7who is hasty comes surely to poverty.
The 8acquisition of treasures by a lyingtongue Is a fleetingvapor, the apursuit of 9death.
The violence of the wicked will drag them away, Because they 10refuse to act with justice.
The way of a guiltyman is 11crooked, But as for the pure, his conduct is upright.
It is better to live in a corner of a roofThanbin a houseshared with a contentiouswoman.
The soul of the wickeddesiresevil ; His 12neighborfindsnofavor in his eyes.