1 Like channels of water, is the heart of a king, in the hand of Yahweh, - whithersoever he will, he turneth it.
5 The plans of the diligent, tend only to abundance, but, of every one that is urgent, only to want.
6 The gaining of treasures with a tongue of falsehood, is a vapour driven away, they who seek them seek death,
7 The violence of the lawless, shall drag them away, - because they have refused to do justice.
10 The soul of the lawless man, craveth mischief, his own friend, findeth no favour in his eyes.
11 When the scoffer is punished, the simple, becometh wise, when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
12 The Righteous One observeth the house of the lawless, - He is ready to cast down lawless men into misfortune.
13 He that shutteth his ear from the cry of the poor, even he, shall call, and not be answered.
16 The man who wandereth from the way of discretion, in the gathered host of the shades, shall settle down.
17 A needy man, shall he be that loveth merriment, the lover of wine and oil, shall not become rich.
20 Desirable treasure and oil, are in the home of the wise, but, a man who is a dullard, will destroy it.
21 He that pursueth righteousness and lovingkindness, shall find life, righteousness and honour.
27 The sacrifice of the lawless, is an abomination, how much more, when, with wickedness, he bringeth it in!
28 A false witness, shall perish, but, the man who hearkeneth, with abiding effect, shall speak.