1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, like as are the rivers of water; he may turn it whithersoever he will.
2 Every man thinketh his own way to be right; but the LORD judgeth the hearts.
3 To do righteousness and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
4 A presumptuous look, a proud stomach, and the plowing of the ungodly is sin.
5 The devices of one that is diligent, bring plenteousness; but he that is unadvised, cometh to poverty.
6 Whoso hordeth up riches with the deceitfulness of his tongue: he is a fool, and like unto them that seek their own death.
7 The robberies of the ungodly shall be their own destruction; for they would not do the thing that was right.
8 The ways of the froward are strange; but the works of him that is clean, are right.
9 It is better to dwell in a corner under the housetop; than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
10 The soul of the ungodly wisheth evil; and hath no pity upon his neighbour.
11 When the scornful is punished, the ignorant take the better heed; and when a wise man is warned, he will receive the more understanding.
12 The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked; and for their wickedness, God overthroweth the ungodly.
13 Whoso stoppeth his ear at the crying of the poor; he shall cry himself and not be heard.
14 A privy reward pacifieth displeasure; and a gift in the bosom stilleth furiousness.
15 The just delighteth in doing the thing that is right, but the workers of wickedness abhor the same.
16 The man that wandereth out of the way of wisdom, shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
17 He that hath pleasure in banquets, shall be a poor man; Whoso delighteth in wine and delicates, shall not be rich.
18 The ungodly shall be given for the righteous; and the wicked for the just.
19 It is better to dwell in a wilderness, than with a chiding and an angry woman.
20 In a wise man's house there is great treasure and plenteousness; but a foolish body spendeth up all.
21 Whoso followeth righteousness and mercy, findeth both life, righteousness and honour.
22 A wise man winneth the city of the mighty; and as for the strength that they trust in, he bringeth it down.
23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue; the same keepeth his soul from troubles.
24 He that is proud and presumptuous, is called a scornful man, which in wrath dare work maliciously.
25 The voluptuousness of the slothful is his own death, for his hands will not labour.
26 He coveteth and desireth all the day long; but the righteous is always giving and keepeth nothing back.
27 The sacrifice of the ungodly is abomination, for they offer the thing that is gotten with wickedness.
28 A false witness shall perish; but he that will be content to hear, shall always have power to speak himself.
29 An ungodly man goeth forth rashly; but the just reformeth his own way.
30 There is no wisdom, there is no understanding, there is no counsel against the LORD.
31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle; but the LORD giveth the victory.