1A king’s heart is as streams of water in the hand of Jehovah. Everywhere that he delights to, he turns it.
2Every way of a man is upright in his own eyes, but Jehovah is making an estimate of hearts.
3To carry on righteousness and judgment is more preferable to Jehovah than sacrifice.
4Haughty eyes and an arrogant heart, the lamp of the wicked ones, are sin.
5The plans of the diligent one surely make for advantage, but everyone that is hasty surely heads for want.
6The getting of treasures by a false tongue is an exhalation driven away, in the case of those seeking death.
7The very despoiling by the wicked ones will drag them away, for they have refused to do justice.
8A man, even a stranger, is crooked in [his] way; but the pure one is upright in his activity.
9Better is it to dwell upon a corner of a roof than with a contentious wife, although in a house in common.
10The very soul of the wicked one has craved what is bad; his fellow will be shown no favor in his eyes.
11By the laying of a fine on the ridiculer the inexperienced becomes wise; and by one’s giving insight to a wise person he gets knowledge.
12The Righteous One is giving consideration to the house of the wicked one, subverting the wicked ones to [their] calamity.
13As for anyone stopping up his ear from the complaining cry of the lowly one, he himself also will call and not be answered.
14A gift made in secrecy subdues anger; and a bribe in the bosom, strong rage.
15It is a rejoicing for the righteous one to do justice, but there is something terrible for those practicing what is hurtful.
16As for a man wandering from the way of insight, he will rest in the very congregation of those impotent in death.
17He that is loving merriment will be an individual in want; he that is loving wine and oil will not gain riches.
18The wicked is a ransom for the righteous one; and the one dealing treacherously takes the place of the upright ones.
19Better is it to dwell in a wilderness land than with a contentious wife along with vexation.
20Desirable treasure and oil are in the abode of the wise one, but the man that is stupid will swallow it up.
21He that is pursuing righteousness and loving‐kindness will find life, righteousness and glory.
22A wise one has scaled even the city of mighty men, that he might bring down the strength of its confidence.
23He that is keeping his mouth and his tongue is keeping his soul from distresses.
24Presumptuous, self‐assuming braggart is the name of the one who is acting in a fury of presumptuousness.
27The sacrifice of the wicked ones is something detestable. How much more so when one brings it along with loose conduct.
28A lying witness will perish, but the man that is listening will speak even forever.
29A wicked man has put on a bold face, but the upright is the one that will firmly establish his ways.
30There is no wisdom, nor any discernment, nor any counsel in opposition to Jehovah.
31The horse is something prepared for the day of battle, but salvation belongs to Jehovah.