1The plans of the heart belong to man,
but + the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
2+ All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,
but the Lord + weighs the spirit.
3+ Commit your work to the Lord,
and your plans will be established.
4+ The Lord has made everything for its purpose,
even + the wicked for the day of trouble.
5Everyone who is arrogant in heart is + an abomination to the Lord;
+ be assured, he will not go unpunished.
6By + steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,
7When a man’s ways please the Lord,
+ he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
8+ Better is a little with righteousness
than great revenues with injustice.
9+ The heart of man plans his way,
but + the Lord establishes his steps.
10+ An oracle is on the lips of a king;
his mouth does not sin in judgment.
11+ A just balance and scales are the Lord’s;
all the weights in the bag are his work.
12It is an abomination to kings to do evil,
for + the throne is established by righteousness.
13+ Righteous lips are the delight of a king,
and he loves him who speaks what is right.
14+ A king’s wrath is a messenger of death,
and a wise man will + appease it.
15+ In the light of a king’s face there is life,
To get understanding is to be chosen rather than + silver.
17The highway of the upright + turns aside from evil;
whoever guards his way preserves his life.
18+ Pride goes before destruction,
and a haughty spirit before a fall.
19+ It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor
than to + divide the spoil with the proud.
and blessed is he + who trusts in the Lord.
21The wise of heart is called discerning,
and sweetness of speech + increases persuasiveness.
22Good sense is + a fountain of life to him who has it,
but the instruction of fools is folly.
23+ The heart of the wise makes his speech judicious
and adds persuasiveness to his lips.
sweetness to the soul and + health to the body.
25There is a way that seems right to a man,
but its end is the way to death.+
26A worker’s appetite works for him;
his + mouth urges him on.
27+ A worthless man plots evil,
28+ A dishonest man spreads strife,
29A man of violence + entices his neighbor
and leads him in a way that is not good.
he who + purses his lips brings evil to pass.
it + is gained in a righteous life.
32+ Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
33+ The lot is cast into the lap,
but its every decision is + from the Lord.