1To earthling man belong the arrangings of the heart, but from Jehovah is the answer of the tongue.
2All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but Jehovah is making an estimate of spirits.
3Roll your works upon Jehovah himself and your plans will be firmly established.
4Everything Jehovah has made for his purpose, yes, even the wicked one for the evil day.
5Everyone that is proud in heart is something detestable to Jehovah. Hand [may join] to hand, [yet] one will not be free from punishment.
6By loving‐kindness and trueness error is atoned for, and in the fear of Jehovah one turns away from bad.
7When Jehovah takes pleasure in the ways of a man he causes even his enemies themselves to be at peace with him.
8Better is a little with righteousness than an abundance of products without justice.
9The heart of earthling man may think out his way, but Jehovah himself does the directing of his steps.
10Inspired decision should be upon the lips of a king; in judgment his mouth should not prove unfaithful.
11The just indicator and scales belong to Jehovah; all the stone weights of the bag are his work.
12The doing of wickedness is something detestable to kings, for by righteousness is the throne firmly established.
13The lips of righteousness are a pleasure to a grand king; and the speaker of upright things he loves.
14The rage of a king means messengers of death, but the wise man is one that averts it.
15In the light of the king’s face there is life, and his goodwill is like the cloud of spring rain.
16The getting of wisdom is O how much better than gold! And the getting of understanding is to be chosen more than silver.
17The highway of the upright ones is to turn away from bad. One who is safeguarding his way is keeping his soul.
18Pride is before a crash, and a haughty spirit before stumbling.
19Better is it to be lowly in spirit with the meek ones than to divide spoil with the self‐exalted ones.
20He that is showing insight in a matter will find good, and happy is he that is trusting in Jehovah.
21The one that is wise in heart will be called understanding, and he that is sweet in [his] lips adds persuasiveness.
22To its owners insight is a well of life; and the discipline of the foolish ones is foolishness.
23The heart of the wise one causes his mouth to show insight, and to his lips it adds persuasiveness.
24Pleasant sayings are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and a healing to the bones.
25There exists a way that is upright before a man, but the ways of death are the end of it afterward.
26The soul of the hard worker has worked hard for him, because his mouth has pressed him hard.
27A good‐for‐nothing man is digging up what is bad, and upon his lips there is, as it were, a scorching fire.
28A man of intrigues keeps sending forth contention, and a slanderer is separating those familiar with one another.
29A man of violence will seduce his fellow, and certainly causes him to go in a way that is not good.30He is blinking with his eyes to scheme up intrigues. Pinching his lips together, he certainly brings mischief to completion.
31Gray‐headedness is a crown of beauty when it is found in the way of righteousness.
32He that is slow to anger is better than a mighty man, and he that is controlling his spirit than the one capturing a city.
33Into the lap the lot is cast down, but every decision by it is from Jehovah.