1 The intentions of the heart belong to a man, but the answer of the tongue comes from the Lord.
6 Through loyal love and truth iniquity is appeased; through fearing the Lord one avoids evil.
10 The divine verdict is in the words of the king, his pronouncements must not act treacherously against justice.
11 Honest scales and balances are from the Lord; all the weights in the bag are his handiwork.
12 Doing wickedness is an abomination to kings, because a throne is established in righteousness.
15 In the light of the king's face there is life, and his favor is like the clouds of the spring rain.
16 How much better it is to acquire wisdom than gold; to acquire understanding is more desirable than silver.
17 The highway of the upright is to turn away from evil; the one who guards his way safeguards his life.
19 It is better to be lowly in spirit with the afflicted than to share the spoils with the proud.
20 The one who deals wisely in a matter will find success, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.
21 The one who is wise in heart is called discerning, and kind speech increases persuasiveness.
22 Insight is like a life-giving fountain to the one who possesses it, but folly leads to the discipline of fools.
30 The one who winks his eyes devises perverse things, and one who compresses his lips brings about evil.
32 Better to be slow to anger than to be a mighty warrior, and one who controls his temper is better than one who captures a city.