1: The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from Yahweh. 2: All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but Yahweh weighs the motives. 3: Commit your deeds to Yahweh, and your plans shall succeed. 4: Yahweh has made everything for its own end-- yes, even the wicked for the day of evil. 5: Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to Yahweh: they shall certainly not be unpunished. 6: By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for. By the fear of Yahweh men depart from evil. 7: When a man's ways please Yahweh, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. 8: Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues with injustice. 9: A man's heart plans his course, but Yahweh directs his steps. 10: Inspired judgments are on the lips of the king. He shall not betray his mouth. 11: Honest balances and scales are Yahweh's; all the weights in the bag are his work. 12: It is an abomination for kings to do wrong, for the throne is established by righteousness. 13: Righteous lips are the delight of kings. They value one who speaks the truth. 14: The king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will pacify it. 15: In the light of the king's face is life. His favor is like a cloud of the spring rain. 16: How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! Yes, to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. 17: The highway of the upright is to depart from evil. He who keeps his way preserves his soul. 18: Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. 19: It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, than to divide the plunder with the proud. 20: He who heeds the Word finds prosperity. Whoever trusts in Yahweh is blessed. 21: The wise in heart shall be called prudent. Pleasantness of the lips promotes instruction. 22: Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, but the punishment of fools is their folly. 23: The heart of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning to his lips. 24: Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. 25: There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. 26: The appetite of the laboring man labors for him; for his mouth urges him on. 27: A worthless man devises mischief. His speech is like a scorching fire. 28: A perverse man stirs up strife. A whisperer separates close friends. 29: A man of violence entices his neighbor, and leads him in a way that is not good. 30: One who winks his eyes to plot perversities, one who compresses his lips, is bent on evil. 31: Gray hair is a crown of glory. It is attained by a life of righteousness. 32: One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city. 33: The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from Yahweh.