but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.t
2 All a person’s ways seem pure to them,u
and he will establish your plans.x
4 The Lord works out everything to its proper endy—
even the wicked for a day of disaster.z
5 The Lord detests all the proud of heart.a
Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.b
but the Lord establishes their steps.i
and his mouth does not betray justice.j
all the weights in the bag are of his making.k
for a throne is established through righteousness.l
they value the one who speaks what is right.m
14 A king’s wrath is a messenger of death,n
but the wise will appease it.o
15 When a king’s face brightens, it means life;p
his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.q
those who guard their ways preserve their lives.t
18 Prideu goes before destruction,
than to share plunder with the proud.
and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.y
22 Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent,a
but folly brings punishment to fools.
23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent,b
24 Gracious words are a honeycomb,d
sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.e
25 There is a way that appears to be right,f
but in the end it leads to death.g
their hunger drives them on.
27 A scoundrelh plots evil,
and on their lips it is like a scorching fire.i
28 A perverse person stirs up conflict,j
and a gossip separates close friends.k
and leads them down a path that is not good.l
30 Whoever winksm with their eye is plotting perversity;
whoever purses their lips is bent on evil.
31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor;n
it is attained in the way of righteousness.
one with self-control than one who takes a city.
33 The lot is casto into the lap,
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