1: The designs of the heart are man's, but the answer of the tongue comes from the Lord. 2: All a man's ways are clean to himself; but the Lord puts men's spirits into his scales. 3: Put your works into the hands of the Lord, and your purposes will be made certain. 4: The Lord has made everything for his purpose, even the sinner for the day of evil. 5: Everyone who has pride in his heart is disgusting to the Lord: he will certainly not go free from punishment. 6: By mercy and good faith evil-doing is taken away: and by the fear of the Lord men are turned away from evil. 7: When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his haters be at peace with him. 8: Better is a little with righteousness, than great wealth with wrongdoing. 9: A man may make designs for his way, but the Lord is the guide of his steps. 10: Decision is in the lips of the king: his mouth will not go wrong in judging. 11: True measures and scales are the Lord's: all the weights of the bag are his work. 12: Evil-doing is disgusting to kings: for the seat of the ruler is based on righteousness. 13: Lips of righteousness are the delight of kings; and he who says what is upright is dear to him. 14: The wrath of the king is like those who give news of death, but a wise man will put peace in place of it. 15: In the light of the king's face there is life; and his approval is like a cloud of spring rain. 16: How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! and to get knowledge is more to be desired than silver. 17: The highway of the upright is to be turned away from evil: he who takes care of his way will keep his soul. 18: Pride goes before destruction, and a stiff spirit before a fall. 19: Better it is to have a gentle spirit with the poor, than to take part in the rewards of war with men of pride. 20: He who gives attention to the law of right will get good; and whoever puts his faith in the Lord is happy. 21: The wise-hearted will be named men of good sense: and by pleasing words learning is increased. 22: Wisdom is a fountain of life to him who has it; but the punishment of the foolish is their foolish behaviour. 23: The heart of the wise man is the teacher of his mouth, and gives increased learning to his lips. 24: Pleasing words are like honey, sweet to the soul and new life to the bones. 25: There is a way which seems straight before a man, but its end is the ways of death. 26: The desire of the working man is working for him, for his need of food is driving him on. 27: A good-for-nothing man is a designer of evil, and in his lips there is a burning fire. 28: A man of twisted purposes is a cause of fighting everywhere: and he who says evil secretly makes trouble between friends. 29: A violent man puts desire of evil into his neighbour's mind, and makes him go in a way which is not good. 30: He whose eyes are shut is a man of twisted purposes, and he who keeps his lips shut tight makes evil come about. 31: The grey head is a crown of glory, if it is seen in the way of righteousness. 32: He who is slow to be angry is better than a man of war, and he who has control over his spirit than he who takes a town. 33: A thing may be put to the decision of chance, but it comes about through the Lord.