bBut the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own ceyes,
But the Lord weighs the spirits.
And your thoughts will be established.
4 The eLord has made all for Himself,
5 gEveryone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord;
Though they join 4forces, none will go unpunished.
6 hIn mercy and truth
Atonement is provided for iniquity;
And iby the fear of the Lord one departs from evil.
He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
8 jBetter is a little with righteousness,
Than vast revenues without justice.
9 kA man’s heart plans his way,
lBut the Lord directs his steps.
His mouth must not transgress in judgment.
11 mHonest weights and scales are the Lord’s;
All the weights in the bag are His 5work.
For na throne is established by righteousness.
13 oRighteous lips are the delight of kings,
And they love him who speaks what is right.
But a wise man will pappease it.
And his favor is like a qcloud of the latter rain.
16 rHow much better to get wisdom than gold!
And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
He who keeps his way preserves his soul.
And a haughty spirit before 6a fall.
Than to divide the 7spoil with the proud.
And whoever strusts in the Lord, happy is he.
And sweetness of the lips increases learning.
But the correction of fools is folly.
And adds learning to his lips.
Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.
But its end is the way of tdeath.
For his hungry mouth drives uhim on.
27 8An ungodly man digs up evil,
And it is on his lips like a burning vfire.
And wa whisperer separates the best of friends.
And leads him in a way that is not good.
He 9purses his lips and brings about evil.
31 xThe silver-haired head is a crown of glory,
If it is found in the way of righteousness.
32 yHe who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
But its every decision is from the Lord.
Lit. hand to hand
Lit. A man of Belial