1The preparations of the heart belong to man:
But 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
3Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established
4The Lord hath made every thing for its own end:
Yea, even the wicked for the day of evil
5Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished
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
8Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice
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 shall not transgress in judgement
11A just balance and scales are the Lord'S:
All the weights of the bag are his work
12It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness:
For the throne is established by righteousness
13Righteous lips are the delight or 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
15In 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! yea, to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver
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 a lowly spirit with the poor, than to divide the spoil with the proud
20He that giveth heed unto the word 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 correction of fools is their folly
23The heart of the wise instructeth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips
24Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones
25There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death
26The appetite of the labouring man laboureth for him;
for his mouth craveth it of him
27A worthless man deviseth mischief:
And in his lips there is as a scorching fire
28A froward man scattereth abroad strife:
And a whisperer separateth chief friends
29A man of violence enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him in a way that is not good
30He that shutteth his eyes, it is to devise froward things:
He that compresseth his lips bringeth evil to pass
31The hoary head is a crown of glory, it shall 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.