The king's heart is like a stream of water directed by the LORD; he turns it wherever he pleases.
People may think they are doing what is right, but the LORD examines the heart.
The LORD is more pleased when we do what is just and right than when we give him sacrifices.
Haughty eyes, a proud heart, and evil actions are all sin.
Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.
Wealth created by lying is a vanishing mist and a deadly trap. a7
Because the wicked refuse to do what is just, their violence boomerangs and destroys them.
The guilty walk a crooked path; the innocent travel a straight road.
It is better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a contentious wife in a lovely home.
Evil people love to harm others; their neighbors get no mercy from them.
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)