1The plans of the lev belong to adam, and the answer of the lashon is from Hashem. 2All the drakhei ish are pure in his own eynayim, but Hashem weigheth the ruchot. 3Commit thy ma'asim (works) unto Hashem, and thy plans shall be established. 4Hashem works out all things for Himself, indeed, even the rasha (wicked) for the Yom Ra'ah (day of evil). 5Every one that is proud in lev is to'evat Hashem; though yad join in yad, he shall not go unpunished. 6By chesed and emes avon is purged, and by the Yirat Hashem men depart from rah. 7When drakhei ish please Hashem, He maketh even his oyevim to be in shalom with him. 8Better is a little with tzedakah than great revenues without mishpat (justice). 9The lev adam plans his derech, but Hashem directeth his steps. 10A kesem (oracle) is on the sfatayim (lips) of Melech, his peh (mouth) must not betray mishpat. 11A just weight and balance are Hashem's, all the weights of the bag are His concern. 12It is to'evat melachim to commit resha (wickedness), for the kisse is established through tzedakah. 13Sfatayim (lips) of tzedek are the delight of melachim; and they love him that speaketh yesharim (upright things). 14The wrath of a melech is as malachim of mavet, but an ish chacham will appease it. 15In the light of the countenance of melech is chayyim, and his favor is like the cloud of a spring rain. 16How much better is it to acquire chochmah than zahav, and acquiring binah (understanding) a better choice than kesef! 17The mesilat yesharim (highway of the upright) is to depart from rah; he that guards his derech is shomer over his nefesh (soul). 18Ga'on (pride) goeth before shever (destruction), and a ruach of haughtiness before a fall. 19Better it is to be of a humble ruach among the anayim, than to divide the plunder with the proud. 20He that wisely heeds the Davar shall find tov (good), and he who trusteth in Hashem, happy is he. 21The chacham lev shall be called prudent, and the sweetness of the sfatayim (lips) adds to learning. 22Seichel is a Makor Chayyim unto him that hath it, but the musar (instruction, discipline) of fools is folly. 23The lev chacham guides his peh (mouth), and addeth learning to his sfatayim (lips). 24Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the nefesh, and marpeh (healing) to the atzmot (bones). 25There is a derech that seemeth yashar (right) before an ish, but its acharit (future, latter end) is the drakhei mavet. 26The nefesh (appetite) of the laborer works for him, for his peh (mouth) of hunger driveth him on. 27An ish Beliya'al diggeth up ra'ah, and in his sfatayim (lips) there is as a scorching eish. 28A perverse ish soweth madon (strife, dissension), and a whisperer separateth close friends. 29An ish chamas enticeth his re'a, and leadeth him into the derech that is not good. 30He winking his eynayim to plot perverse things, compressing his sfatayim (lips), bringeth ra'ah to pass. 31The silvery hair is an ateret tiferet; it is found in the derech tzedakah. 32He that is slow to anger is better than the gibbor; and he that ruleth his ruach than he that captures a city. 33The goral is cast into the kheyk (lap), but the whole decision thereof is from Hashem.
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