1: The king's heart is in Yahweh's hand like the watercourses. He turns it wherever he desires.
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, the lamp of the wicked, is sin.
5: The plans of the diligent surely lead to profit; and everyone who is hasty surely rushes to poverty.
6: Getting treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor for those who seek death.
7: The violence of the wicked will drive them away, because they refuse to do what is right.
8: The way of the guilty is devious, but the conduct of the innocent is upright.
9: It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than to share a house with a contentious woman.
10: The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no mercy in his eyes.
11: When the mocker is punished, the simple gains wisdom. When the wise is instructed, he receives knowledge.
12: The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked, and brings the wicked to ruin.
13: Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he will also cry out, but shall not be heard.
14: A gift in secret pacifies anger; and a bribe in the cloak, 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 shall rest in the assembly of the dead.
17: He who loves pleasure shall be a poor man. He who loves wine and oil shall not be rich.
18: The wicked is a ransom for the righteous; the treacherous for 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 guards 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 are those who covet greedily all day long; but the righteous give and don't withhold.
27: The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind!
28: A false witness will perish, and a man who listens speaks to eternity.
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 for the day of battle; but victory is with Yahweh.