The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the
tongue, is from the Lord.
2All the ways of a man are
clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.
works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.
hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of
5Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination
to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be
6By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of
the Lord men depart from evil.
7When a man’s ways please the
Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
9A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.
10A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth
transgresseth not in judgment.
11A just weight and balance are
the Lord’S: all the weights of the bag are his work.
is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is
established by righteousness.
13Righteous lips are the delight of
kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
14The wrath of a king
is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.
the light of the king’s countenance is life; and his favour
is as a cloud of the latter rain.
16How much better is it
to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than
17The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he
that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
18Pride goeth before
destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
19Better it is to
be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the
20He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso
trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
21The wise in heart shall be
called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
22Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it:
but the instruction of fools is folly.
23The heart of the wise
teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
25There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof
are the ways of death.
26He that laboureth laboureth for himself;
for his mouth craveth it of him.
27An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in
his lips there is as a burning fire.
28A froward man soweth
strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
29A violent man
enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not
30He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he
bringeth evil to pass.
31The hoary head is a crown of glory,
if it be found in the way of righteousness.
32He that is
slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his
spirit than he that taketh a city.
33The lot is cast into the lap; but
the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.