The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.12
All a man's ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart.23
To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.34
Haughty eyes4 and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin!
The plans of the diligent lead to profit5 as surely as haste leads to poverty.
A fortune made by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.a67
The violence of the wicked will drag them away,7 for they refuse to do what is right.
The way of the guilty is devious,8 but the conduct of the innocent is upright.
Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.910
The wicked man craves evil; his neighbor gets no mercy from him.
When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gets knowledge.10