Proverbs 16:4-14 NLT

4 The LORD has made everything for his own purposes, even the wicked for punishment.
5 The LORD despises pride; be assured that the proud will be punished.
6 Unfailing love and faithfulness cover sin; evil is avoided by fear of the LORD.
7 When the ways of people please the LORD, he makes even their enemies live at peace with them.
8 It is better to be poor and godly than rich and dishonest.
9 We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.
10 The king speaks with divine wisdom; he must never judge unfairly.
11 The LORD demands fairness in every business deal; he sets the standard.
12 A king despises wrongdoing, for his rule depends on his justice.
13 The king is pleased with righteous lips; he loves those who speak honestly.
14 The anger of the king is a deadly threat; the wise do what they can to appease it.