king's heart is in the hand of the LORD,
as the rivers of water:
he turneth it whithersoever he will.
2 Every way of a man is right in his own
but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
3 To do justice and judgment is more
acceptable to the LORD
4 An high look,
and a proud heart,
and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.
5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only
but of every one that is hasty only to
6 The getting of treasures by a lying
is a vanity tossed to and fro of them
that seek death.
7 The robbery of the wicked shall
because they refuse to do judgment.
8 The way of man is froward and strange:
but as for the pure, his work is right.
9 It is better to dwell in a corner of
than with a brawling woman in a wide
10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil:
his neighbour findeth no favour in his
11 When the scorner is punished, the
simple is made wise:
and when the wise is instructed,
he receiveth knowledge.
12 The righteous man wisely considereth
the house of the wicked:
but God overthroweth the wicked for
13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of
he also shall cry himself, but shall not
14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger:
and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
15 It is joy to the just to do judgment:
but destruction shall be to the workers
16 The man that wandereth out of the way
shall remain in the congregation of the
17 He that loveth pleasure shall be a
he that loveth wine and oil shall not be
18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the
and the transgressor for the upright.
19 It is better to dwell in the
than with a contentious and an angry
20 There is treasure to be desired and
in the dwelling of the wise;
but a foolish man spendeth it up.
21 He that followeth after righteousness
findeth life, righteousness,
22 A wise man scaleth the city of the
and casteth down the strength of the
23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and his
keepeth his soul from troubles.
24 Proud and haughty scorner is his
who dealeth in proud wrath.
25 The desire of the slothful killeth
for his hands refuse to labour.
26 He coveteth greedily all the day
but the righteous giveth and spareth
27 The sacrifice of the wicked is
how much more,
when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?
28 A false witness shall perish:
but the man that heareth speaketh
29 A wicked man hardeneth his face:
but as for the upright,
he directeth his way.
30 There is no wisdom nor understanding
nor counsel against the LORD.
31 The horse is prepared against the day
but safety is of the LORD.
Scripture taken from the Holy Bible,
King James Version of 1611