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.