he yturns it wherever he will.
2 zEvery way of a man is right in his own eyes,
but the Lord aweighs the heart.
3 bTo do righteousness and justice
4 cHaughty eyes and a proud heart,
5 The plans of ethe diligent lead surely to abundance,
6 hThe getting of treasures by a lying tongue
7 The violence of the wicked will lsweep them away,
8 The way of the guilty mis crooked,
9 It is nbetter to live in a corner of the housetop
11 When oa scoffer is punished, the simple becomes wise;
12 The Righteous One pobserves the house of the wicked;
13 qWhoever closes his ear to the cry of the poor
14 rA gift in secret averts anger,
and a concealed bribe,3 strong wrath.
sbut terror to evildoers.
twill rest in the assembly of the dead.
19 It is wbetter to live in a desert land
20 xPrecious treasure and oil are in a wise man's dwelling,
but a foolish man ydevours it.
21 Whoever zpursues righteousness and kindness
will find alife, righteousness, and honor.
22 bA wise man scales the city of the mighty
23 cWhoever keeps his mouth and his tongue
24 f“Scoffer” is the name of the arrogant, haughty man
25 The desire of gthe sluggard kills him,
but the righteous hgives and does not hold back.
27 iThe sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination;
how much more jwhen he brings it with evil intent.
28 kA false witness will perish,
30 mNo wisdom, no understanding, no counsel
31 nThe horse is made ready for the day of battle,
but othe victory belongs to the Lord.
22 pA good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,
2 qThe rich and the poor meet together;
the Lord is rthe maker of them all.
3 sThe prudent sees danger and hides himself,
5 uThorns and snares are in the way of the crooked;
whoever vguards his soul will keep far from them.
6 wTrain up a child in the way he should go;
7 xThe rich rules over the poor,
8 Whoever ysows injustice will reap calamity,
and zthe rod of his fury will fail.
for he bshares his bread with the poor.
and equarreling and abuse will cease.
11 He who floves purity of heart,
but he ioverthrows the words of the traitor.
13 jThe sluggard says, “There is a lion outside!
mhe with whom the Lord is angry will fall into it.
but nthe rod of discipline drives it far from him.
or gives to the rich, owill only come to poverty.
rand apply your heart to my knowledge,
20 Have I not written for you sthirty sayings
21 to tmake you know what is right and true,
22 uDo not rob the poor, because he is poor,
23 for xthe Lord will plead their cause
26 Be not one of those who ygive pledges,
why should zyour bed be taken from under you?
28 Do not move the ancient alandmark
He will bstand before kings;