Proverbs 16:9-19

9 People plan their path, but the LORD secures their steps.
10 A king's speech is like an oracle; in a judgment, one can't go against his words.
11 Honest balances and scales are the LORD's; all the weights in the bag are his doing.
12 Kings detest wicked deeds, for their thrones are founded on righteousness.
13 Kings favor those with righteous lips; they love words of integrity.
14 The king's anger is a messenger of death; the wise will calm him.
15 There's life in the light of the king's face. His favor is like a cloud that brings spring rain.
16 Acquiring wisdom is much better than gold, and acquiring understanding is better than silver.
17 The road of those who do right turns away from evil; those who protect their path guard their lives.
18 Pride comes before disaster, and arrogance before a fall.
19 Better to be humble with the needy than to divide plunder with the proud.