but lthe answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
2 mAll the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,
but the Lord nweighs the spirit.
3 oCommit your work to the Lord,
4 pThe Lord has made everything for its purpose,
even qthe wicked for the day of trouble.
5 Everyone who is arrogant in heart is ran abomination to the Lord;
sbe assured, he will not go unpunished.
6 By tsteadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,
whe makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
8 xBetter is a little with righteousness
9 yThe heart of man plans his way,
but zthe Lord establishes his steps.
10 aAn oracle is on the lips of a king;
11 bA just balance and scales are the Lord's;
for cthe throne is established by righteousness.
13 dRighteous lips are the delight of a king,
14 eA king's wrath is a messenger of death,
and a wise man will fappease it.
15 gIn the light of a king's face there is life,
To get understanding is to be chosen rather than ksilver.
17 The highway of the upright lturns aside from evil;
18 mPride goes before destruction,
19 nIt is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor
than to odivide the spoil with the proud.
and blessed is he qwho trusts in the Lord.
and sweetness of speech rincreases persuasiveness.
22 Good sense is sa fountain of life to him who has it,
23 tThe heart of the wise makes his speech judicious
sweetness to the soul and whealth to the body.
but its end is the way to death.2
his xmouth urges him on.
27 yA worthless man plots evil,
28 aA dishonest man spreads strife,
29 A man of violence dentices his neighbor
he who fpurses his lips brings evil to pass.
it iis gained in a righteous life.
32 jWhoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
33 kThe lot is cast into the lap,
but its every decision is lfrom the Lord.