1 To man, belong the preparations of the heart, but, from Yahweh, cometh the answer of the tongue.
2 All the ways of a man, may be pure in his own eyes, but, he that testeth spirits, is Yahweh.
4 Everything, hath Yahweh made for its own purpose, yea, even the lawless one, for the day of calamity.
5 An abomination to Yahweh, is every one who is haughty in heart, hand to hand, he shall not be held innocent.
6 By lovingkindness and fidelity, shall iniquity be covered, and, in the revering of Yahweh, is a turning away from wrong.
7 When, acceptable to Yahweh, are the ways of a man, even his enemies, doth he cause to make peace with him.
11 The balance and scales of justice, belong to Yahweh, and, his handiwork, are all the weights of the bag.
12 The abomination of kings, is to work lawlessness, for, by righteousness, is established a throne.
13 The delight of kings, are lips of righteousness, - and, the words of uprightness, he loveth.
15 In the light of a king's countenance, is life, and, his good-pleasure, is like the cloud of harvest-rain.
16 To acquire wisdom, how much better than gold! and, to get hold of understanding, more choice than silver!
17 The highway of the upright, is to avoid evil, He preserveth his soul, who guardeth his way.
20 He that showeth discretion concerning a matter, shall find good, and, he that trusteth in Yahweh, how happy is he!
21 The wise in heart, shall be called intelligent, and, sweetness of lips, increaseth persuasiveness.
22 A well-spring of life, is discretion to its owner, but, the correction of the foolish, is folly.
23 The heart of the wise, giveth discretion to his mouth, and, upon his lips, increaseth persuasiveness.
27 An abandoned man, diggeth up mischief, - and, upon his lips, as it were a fire is scorching.
32 Better he that is slow to anger, than a hero, and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that captureth a city.