1 The king's heart is in the hand of Yahweh as the watercourses: He turns it wherever he will.
2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes; But Yahweh weighs the hearts.
3 To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to Yahweh than sacrifice.
4 A high look, and a proud heart, [Even] the lamp of the wicked, is sin.
6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue Is a vapor driven to and fro by those who seek death.
7 The violence of the wicked will sweep them away, Because they refuse to do justice.
8 The way of him who is laden with guilt is exceedingly crooked; But as for the pure, his work is right.
9 It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, Than with a contentious woman in a wide house.
10 The soul of the wicked desires evil: His fellow man finds no favor in his eyes.
11 When the scoffer is punished, the simple is made wise; And when the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
12 The righteous man considers the house of the wicked, [How] the wicked are overthrown to [their] ruin.
13 Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, He also will cry, but will not be heard.
14 A gift in secret pacifies anger; And a present in the bosom, strong wrath.
15 It is joy to the righteous to do justice; But it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.
16 [The] man who wanders out of the way of understanding Will rest in the assembly of the spirits of the dead.
17 He who loves pleasure will be a poor man: He who loves wine and oil will not be rich.
18 The wicked is a ransom for the righteous; And the betrayer [comes] in the stead of the upright.
19 It is better to dwell in a desert land, Than with a contentious and fretful woman.
20 There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise; But [a] foolish man swallows it up.
21 He who follows after righteousness and kindness Finds life, righteousness, and honor.
22 A wise man scales the city of the mighty, And brings down the strength of its confidence.
23 Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue Keeps his soul from troubles.
24 The proud and haughty man, scoffer is his name; He works in the arrogance of pride.
25 The desire of the sluggard kills him; For his hands refuse to labor.
26 There is one who covets greedily all the day long; But the righteous gives and does not withhold.
27 The sacrifice of the wicked is disgusting: How much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind!
28 A false witness will perish; But the man who hears will speak so as to endure.
29 A wicked man hardens his face; But as for the upright, he establishes his ways.
30 There is no wisdom nor understanding Nor counsel against Yahweh.
31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle; But victory is of Yahweh.