1: The king's heart in the hand of Jehovah is [as] brooks of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. 2: Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; but Jehovah weigheth the hearts. 3: To exercise justice and judgment is more acceptable to Jehovah than sacrifice. 4: Lofty eyes, and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, is sin. 5: The thoughts of the diligent [tend] only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty, only to want. 6: The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting breath of them that seek death. 7: The devastation of the wicked sweepeth them away, because they refuse to do what is right. 8: Very crooked is the way of a guilty man; but as for the pure, his work is upright. 9: It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a contentious woman, and a house in common. 10: The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes. 11: When the scorner is punished, the simple becometh wise; and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge. 12: One that is righteous wisely considereth the house of the wicked: he overthroweth the wicked to [their] ruin. 13: Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also himself shall cry, and shall not be heard. 14: A gift in secret pacifieth anger; and a present in the bosom, vehement fury. 15: It is joy to a righteous [man] to do what is right; but it is ruin for the workers of iniquity. 16: The man that wandereth out of the way of wisdom shall abide in the congregation of the dead. 17: He that loveth mirth shall be a poor man; he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich. 18: The wicked is a ransom for the righteous, and a treacherous [man] in the stead of the upright. 19: It is better to dwell in a desert land. than with a contentious and irritable woman. 20: There is costly store and oil in the dwelling of a wise [man]; but a foolish man swalloweth it up. 21: He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour. 22: A wise [man] scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof. 23: Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. 24: Proud, arrogant, scorner is his name who dealeth in proud wrath. 25: The desire of the sluggard killeth him; for his hands refuse to work: 26: He coveteth greedily all the day long; but the righteous giveth and spareth not. 27: The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more when they bring it with a wicked purpose! 28: A lying witness shall perish; and a man that heareth shall speak constantly. 29: A wicked man hardeneth his face; but as for the upright, he establisheth his way. 30: There is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor counsel against Jehovah. 31: The horse is prepared for the day of battle; but safety is of Jehovah.