The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts.
To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
A haughty look, a proud heart, And the plowing a of the wicked are sin.
The plans of the diligent lead surely to plenty, But those of everyone who is hasty, surely to poverty.
Getting treasures by a lying tongue Is the fleeting fantasy of those who seek death. b7
The violence of the wicked will destroy them, c Because they refuse to do justice.
The way of a guilty man is perverse; d But as for the pure, his work is right.
Better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
The soul of the wicked desires evil; His neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.