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1The plans of the heart belong to man; But the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah. 2All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; But Jehovah weigheth the spirits. 3Commit thy works unto Jehovah, And thy purposes shall be established. 4Jehovah hath made everything for its own end; Yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. 5Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to Jehovah: Though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. 6By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for; And by the fear of Jehovah men depart from evil. 7When a man's ways please Jehovah, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. 8Better is a little, with righteousness, Than great revenues with injustice. 9A man's heart deviseth his way; But Jehovah directeth his steps. 10A divine sentence is in the lips of the king; His mouth shall not transgress in judgment. 11A just balance and scales are Jehovah's; All the weights of the bag are his work. 12It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; For the throne is established by righteousness. 13Righteous lips are the delight of kings; And they love him that speaketh right. 14The wrath of a king is as messengers of death; But a wise man will pacify it. 15In the light of the king's countenance is life; And his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain. 16How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! Yea, to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver. 17The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: He that keepeth his way preserveth his soul. 18Pride goeth before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. 19Better it is to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, Than to divide the spoil with the proud. 20He that giveth heed unto the word shall find good; And whoso trusteth in Jehovah, happy is he. 21The wise in heart shall be called prudent; And the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning. 22Understanding is a well-spring of life unto him that hath it; But the correction of fools is their folly. 23The heart of the wise instructeth his mouth, And addeth learning to his lips. 24Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. 25There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, But the end thereof are the ways of death. 26The appetite of the laboring man laboreth for him; For his mouth urgeth him thereto. 27A worthless man deviseth mischief; And in his lips there is as a scorching fire. 28A perverse man scattereth abroad strife; And a whisperer separateth chief friends. 29A man of violence enticeth his neighbor, And leadeth him in a way that is not good. 30He that shutteth his eyes, it is to devise perverse things: He that compresseth his lips bringeth evil to pass. 31The hoary head is a crown of glory; It shall be found in the way of righteousness. 32He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; And he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city. 33The lot is cast into the lap; But the whole disposing thereof is of Jehovah.

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1Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, Than a house full of feasting with strife. 2A servant that dealeth wisely shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, And shall have part in the inheritance among the brethren. 3The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; But Jehovah trieth the hearts. 4An evil-doer giveth heed to wicked lips; And a liar giveth ear to a mischievous tongue. 5Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker; And he that is glad at calamity shall not be unpunished. 6Children's children are the crown of old men; And the glory of children are their fathers. 7Excellent speech becometh not a fool; Much less do lying lips a prince. 8A bribe is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it; Whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth. 9He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; But he that harpeth on a matter separateth chief friends. 10A rebuke entereth deeper into one that hath understanding Than a hundred stripes into a fool. 11An evil man seeketh only rebellion; Therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. 12Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, Rather than a fool in his folly. 13Whoso rewardeth evil for good, Evil shall not depart from his house. 14The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: Therefore leave off contention, before there is quarrelling. 15He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to Jehovah. 16Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom, Seeing he hath no understanding? 17A friend loveth at all times; And a brother is born for adversity. 18A man void of understanding striketh hands, And becometh surety in the presence of his neighbor. 19He loveth transgression that loveth strife: He that raiseth high his gate seeketh destruction. 20He that hath a wayward heart findeth no good; And he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief. 21He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow; And the father of a fool hath no joy. 22A cheerful heart is a good medicine; But a broken spirit drieth up the bones. 23A wicked man receiveth a bribe out of the bosom, To pervert the ways of justice. 24Wisdom is before the face of him that hath understanding; But the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth. 25A foolish son is a grief to his father, And bitterness to her that bare him. 26Also to punish the righteous is not good, Nor to smite the noble for their uprightness. 27He that spareth his words hath knowledge; And he that is of a cool spirit is a man of understanding. 28Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise; When he shutteth his lips, he is esteemed as prudent.Other Versions