1 The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord like channels of water; he turns it wherever he wants.
5 The plans of the diligent lead only to plenty, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty.
7 The violence done by the wicked will drag them away because they refuse to do what is right.
9 It is better to live on a corner of the housetop than in a house in company with a quarrelsome wife.
11 When a scorner is punished, the naive becomes wise; when a wise person is instructed, he gains knowledge.
12 The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked; he overthrows the wicked to their ruin.
13 The one who shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and will not be answered.
17 The one who loves pleasure will be a poor person; whoever loves wine and anointing oil will not be rich.
18 The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the faithless are taken in the place of the upright.
20 There is desirable treasure and olive oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish person devours all he has.
22 The wise person can scale the city of the mighty and bring down the stronghold in which they trust.
27 The wicked person's sacrifice is an abomination; how much more when he brings it with evil intent!
29 A wicked person shows boldness with his face, but as for the upright, he discerns his ways.
30 There is no wisdom and there is no understanding, and there is no counsel against the Lord.