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1 The preparations of the heart in
man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
2 All the ways of a man are
clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
3 Commit thy works unto the LORD,
and thy thoughts shall be established.
4 The LORD hath made all things
for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
5 Every one that is proud in
heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join
in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
6 By mercy and truth iniquity is
purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
7 When a manís ways please the
LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
8 Better is a little with
righteousness than great revenues without right.
9 A manís heart deviseth his way:
but the LORD directeth his steps.
10 A divine sentence is in
the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
11 A just weight and balance are
the LORDíS: all the weights of the bag are his work.
12 It is an abomination to
kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by
13 Righteous lips are the
delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
14 The wrath of a king is as
messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.
15 In the light of the kingís
countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the
16 How much better is it to
get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than
17 The highway of the upright is
to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
18 Pride goeth before
destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
19 Better it is to be of an
humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
20 He that handleth a matter wisely
shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
21 The wise in heart shall be called
prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
22 Understanding is a
wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is
23 The heart of the wise teacheth
his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
24 Pleasant words are as an
honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
25 There is a way that seemeth right
unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
26 He that laboureth laboureth for
himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.
27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil:
and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
28 A froward man soweth strife: and
a whisperer separateth chief friends.
29 A violent man enticeth his
neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.
30 He shutteth his eyes to devise
froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
31 The hoary head is a crown
of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
32 He that is slow to anger is
better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh
33 The lot is cast into the lap; but
the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.
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