The LORD has made everything for his own purposes, even the wicked for punishment.
The LORD despises pride; be assured that the proud will be punished.
Unfailing love and faithfulness cover sin; evil is avoided by fear of the LORD.
When the ways of people please the LORD, he makes even their enemies live at peace with them.
It is better to be poor and godly than rich and dishonest.
We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.
The king speaks with divine wisdom; he must never judge unfairly.
The LORD demands fairness in every business deal; he sets the standard.
A king despises wrongdoing, for his rule depends on his justice.
The king is pleased with righteous lips; he loves those who speak honestly.
The anger of the king is a deadly threat; the wise do what they can to appease it.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)