¶ A man may well purpose a thing in his heart, but the answer of the tongue cometh of the LORD.
¶ A man thinketh all his ways to be clean, but it is the LORD that fashioneth the minds.
¶ Commit thy works unto the LORD, and look what thou devisest, it shall prosper.
¶ The LORD doth all things for his own sake, yea and when he keepeth the ungodly for the day of wrath.
¶ The LORD abhorreth all presumptuous and proud hearts, there may neither strength nor power escape.
¶ With loving mercy and faithfulness sins be forgiven, and who so searcheth the LORD eschewth evil.
¶ When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh his very enemies to be his friends.
¶ Better is it to have a little thing with righteousness, than great rents wrongously gotten.
¶ A man deviseth a way in his heart, but it is the LORD that ordereth his goings.
¶ When the prophecy is in the lips of the king, his mouth shall not go wrong in judgement.
¶ A true measure and a true balance are the LORD's, he maketh all weights.
¶ It is a great abomination when kings are wicked, for a king's seat should be holden up with righteousness.
¶ Righteous lips are pleasant unto kings, and they love him that speaketh the truth.
¶ The king's displeasure is a messenger of death, but a wise man will pacify him. The cheerful countenance of the king is life, and his loving favor is as the evening dew.
¶ To have wisdom in possession is better than gold, and to get understanding is more worth than silver.
¶ The path of the righteous eschewth evil, and who so looketh well to his ways, keepeth his own soul.
¶ Presumptuousness goeth before destruction, and after a proud stomach there followeth a fall.
¶ Better it is to be of humble mind with the lowly, than to divide the spoils with the proud.
¶ He that handleth a matter wisely, obtaineth good: and blessed is he, that putteth his trust in the LORD.
¶ Who so hath a wise understanding is called to counsel: but he that can speak fair, getteth more riches.
¶ Understanding is a well of life unto him that hath it, as for the chastening of fools, it is but foolishness.
¶ The heart of the wise enformeth his mouth, and amendeth the doctrine in his lips.
¶ Fair words are an honeycomb, a refreshing of the mind, and health of the bones.
¶ There is a way that men think to be right, but the end thereof leadeth unto death.
¶ A troublous soul disquieteth herself, for her own mouth hath brought her thereto.
¶ An ungodly person stirreth up evil, and in his lips he is as an hot burning fire. A froward body causeth strife, and he that is a babble of his tongue, maketh division among princes.
¶ A wicked man beguileth his neighbour, and leadeth him the way that is not good. He that winketh with his eyes, imagineth mischief: and he that biteth his lips, will do some harm.
¶ Age is a crown of worship, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
¶ A patient man is better than one strong: and he that can rule himself, is more worth than he that winneth a city.
¶ The lots are cast into the lap, but their fall stondeth in the LORD.