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.
When the king smiles, there is life; his favor refreshes like a gentle rain.
How much better to get wisdom than gold, and understanding than silver!
The path of the upright leads away from evil; whoever follows that path is safe.
Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.
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)