1 A man may well purpose a thing in his heart; but the answer of the tongue cometh of the LORD.
2 A man thinketh all his ways to be clean; but it is the LORD that fashioneth the minds.
3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and look: what thou devisest, it shall prosper.
4 The LORD doth all things for his own sake; yea, and when he keepeth the ungodly for the day of wrath.
5 The LORD abhorreth all presumptuous and proud hearts; there may neither strength nor power escape.
6 With loving mercy and faithfulness, sins be forgiven; and whoso searcheth the LORD eschewth evil.
7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh his very enemies to be his friends.
8 Better it is to have a little thing with righteousness, than great rents wrongfully gotten.
9 A man deviseth a way in his heart; but it is the LORD that ordereth his goings.
10 When the prophecy is in the lips of the king, his mouth shall not go wrong in judgment.
11 A true measure and a true balance are the LORD's; he maketh all weights.
12 It is a great abomination when kings are wicked; for a king's seat should be holden up with righteousness.
13 Righteous lips are pleasant unto kings; and they love him that speaketh the truth.
14 The king's displeasure is a messenger of death; but a wise man will pacify him.
15 The cheerful countenance of the king is life; and his loving favor is as the evening dew.
16 To have wisdom in possession is better than gold; and to get understanding is more worth than silver.
17 The path of the righteous escheweth evil; and whoso looketh well to his ways, keepeth his own soul.
18 Pride goeth before destruction; and after a proud stomach there followeth a fall.
19 Better it is to be of humble mind with the lowly, than to divide the spoils with the proud.
20 He that handleth a matter wisely, obtaineth good; and blessed is he, that putteth his trust in the LORD.
21 Whoso hath a wise understanding is called to counsel; but he that can speak fair, getteth more riches.
22 Understanding is a well of life unto him that hath it; as for the chastening of fools, it is but foolishness.
23 A wise heart ordereth his mouth wisely; and amendeth the doctrine in his lips.
24 Fair words are a honeycomb, a refreshing of the mind, and health of the bones.
25 There is a way that men think to be right; but the end thereof leadeth unto death.
26 A troublous soul disquieteth herself; for her own mouth hath brought her thereto.
27 An ungodly person stirreth up evil; and in his lips he is as a hot burning fire.
28 A froward body causeth strife; and he that is a babble of his tongue, maketh division among princes.
29 A wicked man beguileth his neighbour; and leadeth him the way that is not good.
30 He that winketh with his eyes, imagineth mischief; and he that biteth his lips, will do some harm.
31 Age is a crown of worship, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
32 A patient man is better than one strong; and he that can rule himself, is more worth than he that winneth a city.
33 The lots are cast into the lap, but their fall standeth in the LORD.