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1The reflections of the heart belong to man,
but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. #Pr 16:9|NoBook| 19:21
2All a man’s ways seem right to him,
but the Lord evaluates the motives. # Lit weighs spirits #1Sm 16:7Pr 17:3|NoBook| 19:21|NoBook| 21:2
3Commit your activities to the Lord,
and your plans will be achieved. #Ps 37:4-5
4The Lord has prepared everything for His purpose —
even the wicked for the day of disaster. #Ex 9:16Rm 9:21-22
5Everyone with a proud heart is detestable to the Lord; #2Ch 32:25Pr 6:16-17|NoBook| 8:13
be assured, # Lit hand to hand he will not go unpunished. #Ps 101:5Pr 11:21|NoBook| 16:18
6Wickedness is atoned for by loyalty and faithfulness, #Dn 4:27Lk 11:41
and one turns from evil by the fear of the Lord. #Jb 28:28Pr 3:7|NoBook| 14:16
7When a man’s ways please the Lord,
He # Or he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. #2Ch 17:10
8Better a little with righteousness
than great income with injustice. #Ps 37:16Pr 15:16-17|NoBook| 16:19|NoBook| 28:6
9A man’s heart plans his way,
but the Lord determines his steps. #Ps 37:23Pr 16:1|NoBook| 19:21|NoBook| 20:24Jr 10:23
10God’s verdict is on the lips of a king; # Or A divination is on the lips of a king #2Sm 14:171Kg 3:28
his mouth should not give an unfair judgment. #2Sm 23:2-3Pr 18:14-15
11Honest balances and scales are the Lord’s;
all the weights in the bag # Merchants kept the stones for their scales in a bag. are His concern. #Lv 19:36Pr 11:1Ezk 45:10Mc 6:11
12Wicked behavior # Either the king’s or someone else’s behavior is detestable to kings, #Pr 31:3-5
since a throne is established through righteousness. #Ps 101Pr 25:5
13Righteous lips are a king’s delight,
and he loves one who speaks honestly.
14A king’s fury is a messenger of death,
but a wise man appeases it. #Ec 10:4
15When a king’s face lights up, there is life;
his favor is like a cloud with spring rain.
16Get wisdom —
how much better it is than gold!
And get understanding —
it is preferable to silver. #Pr 3:14|NoBook| 8:10|NoBook| 22:1
17The highway of the upright #Is 35:8 avoids evil;
the one who guards his way protects his life. #Pr 2:11-13|NoBook| 15:19
18Pride comes before destruction,
and an arrogant spirit before a fall. #Pr 11:2|NoBook| 16:5|NoBook| 18:12|NoBook| 29:23Dn 4:37Ob 3-4
19Better to be lowly of spirit with the humble # Alt Hb tradition reads afflicted #Pr 29:23Is 57:15
than to divide plunder with the proud. #Ex 15:9Ps 37:16Pr 1:13-1415:16-17|NoBook| 16:8
20The one who understands a matter finds success, #Pr 19:8
and the one who trusts in the Lord will be happy. #Ps 2:12|NoBook| 34:8|NoBook| 40:4|NoBook| 84:12|NoBook| 146:5Jr 17:7
21Anyone with a wise heart is called discerning,
and pleasant speech # Lit and sweetness of lips increases learning. #Pr 1:5|NoBook| 9:9|NoBook| 16:23
22Insight is a fountain of life #Pr 10:11|NoBook| 13:14|NoBook| 14:27 for its possessor,
but the discipline of fools is folly.
23A wise heart instructs its mouth
and increases learning with its speech. # Lit learning upon his lips #Ps 37:30Pr 1:5|NoBook| 9:9Mt 12:34
24Pleasant words are a honeycomb: #Ps 19:10Pr 15:26
sweet to the taste # Lit throat and health to the body. # Lit bones #Pr 4:22|NoBook| 15:30|NoBook| 25:13
25There is a way that seems right to a man,
but its end is the way to death. #Pr 14:12|NoBook| 24:20
26A worker’s appetite works for him
because his hunger # Lit mouth urges him on.
27A worthless man digs up evil,
and his speech is like a scorching fire. #Pr 6:12|NoBook| 19:28|NoBook| 26:23Jms 3:6
28A contrary man spreads conflict,
and a gossip separates close friends. #Pr 6:14|NoBook| 17:926:20-21|NoBook| 28:25
29A violent man lures his neighbor, #Pr 1:10
leading him in a way that is not good. #1Sm 12:23Ps 36:4Pr 28:10
30The one who narrows his eyes is planning deceptions;
the one who compresses his lips brings about evil. #Ps 35:19Pr 6:12-14|NoBook| 10:10
31Gray hair is a glorious crown; #Lv 19:32Pr 4:9|NoBook| 20:29
it is found in the way of righteousness. #Pr 3:1-2
32Patience is better than power,
and controlling one’s temper, # Lit and ruling over one’s spirit than capturing a city. #Pr 25:15|NoBook| 29:11
33The lot is cast into the lap,
but its every decision is from the Lord. #Pr 16:1|NoBook| 19:21|NoBook| 21:31

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