The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps.
Inspired decisions are on the lips of a king; his mouth does not sin in judgment.
Honest balances and scales are the Lord's; all the weights in the bag are his work.
It is an abomination to kings to do evil, for the throne is established by righteousness.
Righteous lips are the delight of a king, and he loves those who speak what is right.
A king's wrath is a messenger of death, and whoever is wise will appease it.
In the light of a king's face there is life, and his favor is like the clouds that bring the spring rain.
How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their way preserve their lives.
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
It is better to be of a lowly spirit among the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud.
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