And afterward to reconsider his vows.
26 yA wise king sifts out the wicked,
And brings the threshing wheel over them.
27 zThe spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord,
Searching all the 5inner depths of his heart.
28 aMercy and truth preserve the king,
And by 6lovingkindness he upholds his throne.
And bthe splendor of old men is their gray head.
As do stripes the 7inner depths of the heart.