6 For athe Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
7 he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
8 guarding the paths of justice
ebind them around your neck;
fwrite them on the tablet of your heart.
in the sight of God and man.
11 sMy son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline
or be weary of his reproof,
16 There are dsix things that the Lord hates,
dseven that are an abomination to him:
and ghands that shed innocent blood,
18 ha heart that devises wicked plans,
ifeet that make haste to run to evil,
and one who asows discord among brothers.
3 gThe eyes of the Lord are in every place,
keeping watch on the evil and the good.
11 Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord;
how much more tthe hearts of the children of man!
29 The Lord is afar from the wicked,
but he bhears the prayer of the righteous.
16 The plans of the heart belong to man,
but lthe answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
2 mAll the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,
9 yThe heart of man plans his way,
but zthe Lord establishes his steps.
11 bA just balance and scales are the Lord’s;
all the weights in the bag are his work.
33 kThe lot is cast into the lap,
but its every decision is lfrom the Lord.
3 pThe crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold,
qand the Lord tests hearts.
the righteous man runs into it and kis safe.
24 A man of many companions may come to ruin,
but zthere is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
17 cWhoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,
21 iMany are the plans in the mind of a man,
12 qThe hearing ear and the seeing eye,
rthe Lord has made them both.
22 Do not say, j“I will repay evil”;
kwait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.
24 A man’s nsteps are from the Lord;
how then can man understand his way?
3 bTo do righteousness and justice
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
30 mNo wisdom, no understanding, no counsel
can avail against the Lord.
31 nThe horse is made ready for the day of battle,
but othe victory belongs to the Lord.
2 qThe rich and the poor meet together;
the Lord is rthe Maker of them all.
12 The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge,
but he ioverthrows the words of the traitor.
17 vDo not rejoice when your enemy falls,
and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles,
18 lest the Lord see it and be displeased,
and turn away his anger from him.
5 tEvery word of God proves true;
he is ua shield to those who take refuge in him.
6 vDo not add to his words,
lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.